Terry Paine pleads for patience from Southampton towards Nigel Adkins

Terry Paine

Terry Paine

First published in Sport Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Sports Reporter

SAINTS legend Terry Paine believes Nigel Adkins deserves a full season to prove himself in the Premier League.

Paine, who made more appearances for the club than anyone, reckons Adkins has earned the right to be in charge till the end of the campaign.

With more than a fifth of the season gone, third-from-bottom Saints have lost more games and conceded more goals than any of their rivals.

But Paine says: “Nigel’s got to be allowed to go with what he’s got until the end of the season. His record in doing what he’s done at the club is second to none and the first time he’s come under any real pressure he gets this.

“The result at West Ham was always going to mean a certain amount of speculation regarding his future, that’s the norm in this situation.

“Any manager would come under pressure after results like the club have had this season, as I’m sure Mark Hughes is finding.

“But I don’t think changing the manager at this stage would do the club any good.”

Paine believes the relegated trio will come from the bottom seven – Sunderland, Norwich Wigan, Aston Villa, Saints, Reading and QPR.

“I don’t see anyone else dropping down,” he said. “Sunderland are awful, although Martin O’Neill might have enough to keep them up, and I don’t fancy the chances of the others.

“But you have to ask what sacking Adkins would achieve. A new manager wouldn’t be able to bring his own players in until the January transfer window.

“He would take a while to get his feet under the table and by January it might be too late anyway. If the club is still struggling come January, they have to decide whether to bring in reinforcements to strengthen or whether to stick with what they’ve got and be in a better position to come straight back up next year.

“I think that’s the only option. Adkins should be given the benefit of the doubt because what he’s done has been miraculous. He’s done a fabulous job.

“There will be those who want him to go and Nigel will be the first to understand that. When you go to a new club you go knowing you’re 99.9 per cent likely to get the sack at some stage. But I would be very disappointed if he left before the end of the season.”

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2:21pm Tue 23 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Now there is someone I have great respect for, well said Terry.
Now there is someone I have great respect for, well said Terry. OSPREYSAINT
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2:30pm Tue 23 Oct 12

SaintAsh1964 says...

I second that.
I second that. SaintAsh1964
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2:32pm Tue 23 Oct 12

Saints + Wigan fan II says...

here here
here here Saints + Wigan fan II
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2:36pm Tue 23 Oct 12

up saints says...

well put this should stop all the get N/A out brigade
well put this should stop all the get N/A out brigade up saints
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2:42pm Tue 23 Oct 12

kent141 says...

Relegation by xmas at this rate , get in Mickey Wall before its too late.
Relegation by xmas at this rate , get in Mickey Wall before its too late. kent141
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2:44pm Tue 23 Oct 12

St Retford says...

Well said and everything, but can we just chill out a bit? We're making it into much more of an issue than it really needs to be by talking about it so much.

No one has given the remotest indication that Nigel is going anywhere, so let's talk about something else.
Well said and everything, but can we just chill out a bit? We're making it into much more of an issue than it really needs to be by talking about it so much. No one has given the remotest indication that Nigel is going anywhere, so let's talk about something else. St Retford
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2:46pm Tue 23 Oct 12

St Retford says...

kent141 wrote:
Relegation by xmas at this rate , get in Mickey Wall before its too late.
Perfect! Let's talk about your shower of sh1te instead. Have the trust asked for their pledges to be paid up yet? How is all that going?
[quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: Relegation by xmas at this rate , get in Mickey Wall before its too late.[/p][/quote]Perfect! Let's talk about your shower of sh1te instead. Have the trust asked for their pledges to be paid up yet? How is all that going? St Retford
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3:00pm Tue 23 Oct 12

kent141 says...

St Retford wrote:
kent141 wrote:
Relegation by xmas at this rate , get in Mickey Wall before its too late.
Perfect! Let's talk about your shower of sh1te instead. Have the trust asked for their pledges to be paid up yet? How is all that going?
What are you rambling on about ?
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: Relegation by xmas at this rate , get in Mickey Wall before its too late.[/p][/quote]Perfect! Let's talk about your shower of sh1te instead. Have the trust asked for their pledges to be paid up yet? How is all that going?[/p][/quote]What are you rambling on about ? kent141
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3:03pm Tue 23 Oct 12

ewell says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Now there is someone I have great respect for, well said Terry.
I agree completely, well said Terry!
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Now there is someone I have great respect for, well said Terry.[/p][/quote]I agree completely, well said Terry! ewell
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3:09pm Tue 23 Oct 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Personally I think NA should get the whole season and we take it from there.

If he is to go get on with it. If he is to be given time please please don't lets have this conversation after every loss - because there will be a few no matter who the manager. I couldn't stand another 'Is Oxo going to Arsenal?' situation which went on and on and on until he finally went. In the end it became a self fulfilling prophecy.
Personally I think NA should get the whole season and we take it from there. If he is to go get on with it. If he is to be given time please please don't lets have this conversation after every loss - because there will be a few no matter who the manager. I couldn't stand another 'Is Oxo going to Arsenal?' situation which went on and on and on until he finally went. In the end it became a self fulfilling prophecy. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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3:22pm Tue 23 Oct 12

Ontario Saint says...

Well said Terry....I can't believe the Echo has written so many articles on the same topic.....even talking about the bookies odds on a new Manager.

I would like to repeat my comments posted re the Echo's style of journalism which would be better served by getting 100% behind Nigel Atkins and the lads .....they all need to believe in themselves otherwise things will get worse.

This is what I wrote earlier

I am very disappointed with the Echo\s constant sensationalism in the style of journalism they are using to create stories.
Rather than making having repetitive stories about Nigel Atkins and indirectly questioning whether he should be replaced is a disgrace,
I am sorry Mr Editor but you need to be supporting Nigel Atkins and getting everybody behind him for all he has contributed to the Club in getting back to back promotions.
Yes we are struggling but the Manager and players all need encouragement to move forward from here.
Lets face it we all know what the "team" is capable of and without doubt they have the ability to improve as long as they the press and the fans believe in them. Headlines such as the Echo has printed do not help anyone. Mr Editor Rally behind the Club and remember in spite of defeats against both of the Manchester Clubs the team played some brilliant football. ..Please focus on getting everyone behind the lads and Nigel and get away from all the negativity in your articles....it is poor journalism,,, Thank you Mr Editor
Well said Terry....I can't believe the Echo has written so many articles on the same topic.....even talking about the bookies odds on a new Manager. I would like to repeat my comments posted re the Echo's style of journalism which would be better served by getting 100% behind Nigel Atkins and the lads .....they all need to believe in themselves otherwise things will get worse. This is what I wrote earlier I am very disappointed with the Echo\s constant sensationalism in the style of journalism they are using to create stories. Rather than making having repetitive stories about Nigel Atkins and indirectly questioning whether he should be replaced is a disgrace, I am sorry Mr Editor but you need to be supporting Nigel Atkins and getting everybody behind him for all he has contributed to the Club in getting back to back promotions. Yes we are struggling but the Manager and players all need encouragement to move forward from here. Lets face it we all know what the "team" is capable of and without doubt they have the ability to improve as long as they the press and the fans believe in them. Headlines such as the Echo has printed do not help anyone. Mr Editor Rally behind the Club and remember in spite of defeats against both of the Manchester Clubs the team played some brilliant football. ..Please focus on getting everyone behind the lads and Nigel and get away from all the negativity in your articles....it is poor journalism,,, Thank you Mr Editor Ontario Saint
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3:22pm Tue 23 Oct 12

saintand266 says...

Well said by the legendary terry paine .
Well said by the legendary terry paine . saintand266
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3:28pm Tue 23 Oct 12

warrens 76 says...

Whole season and next, then and only then ar all reasons and excuses exhausted....

It is insanity to lose all this good work for short term "illusory" benefits...we must not only be as one, we must show we are as one..

Passion and a growing involved fanbase and a culture of loyalty is our only hope for REAL progression, otherwise debt, disloyalty, fickleness, plastic fan mentality becomes the order of the day, again..for me no way...
Whole season and next, then and only then ar all reasons and excuses exhausted.... It is insanity to lose all this good work for short term "illusory" benefits...we must not only be as one, we must show we are as one.. Passion and a growing involved fanbase and a culture of loyalty is our only hope for REAL progression, otherwise debt, disloyalty, fickleness, plastic fan mentality becomes the order of the day, again..for me no way... warrens 76
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3:38pm Tue 23 Oct 12

Nicole23 says...

Nigel Adkins 108 games, 63 wins, 19 draws and 26 losses. Best manager we have ever had. The stats say it all.
Im sure some people would rather be back -10 in league 1.
Nigel Adkins 108 games, 63 wins, 19 draws and 26 losses. Best manager we have ever had. The stats say it all. Im sure some people would rather be back -10 in league 1. Nicole23
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3:46pm Tue 23 Oct 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Look around the leagues, it's the long serving managers that bring success. Many of them took a while to get their club up and running successfully, but were given the time to do so.

Our own club had its best years under Lawrie Mac and he got us relegated in his first season in charge. Imagine if we'd sacked him - no 1976, no promotion, no league cup final no finishing 2nd in 84.

It is often hard for Chairmen to resist the fans baying for the managers head as we recently witnessed at Blackburn. However, with a handful of exceptions that is not the situation here, the vast bulk of fans support NA and so the pressure is not on to replace him.

Ultimately CEO's can hire and fire at will. As one myself I always regard sackings as a bad reflection on me - I obviously appointed/allowed the appointment of the wrong person in the first place.
Look around the leagues, it's the long serving managers that bring success. Many of them took a while to get their club up and running successfully, but were given the time to do so. Our own club had its best years under Lawrie Mac and he got us relegated in his first season in charge. Imagine if we'd sacked him - no 1976, no promotion, no league cup final no finishing 2nd in 84. It is often hard for Chairmen to resist the fans baying for the managers head as we recently witnessed at Blackburn. However, with a handful of exceptions that is not the situation here, the vast bulk of fans support NA and so the pressure is not on to replace him. Ultimately CEO's can hire and fire at will. As one myself I always regard sackings as a bad reflection on me - I obviously appointed/allowed the appointment of the wrong person in the first place. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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3:50pm Tue 23 Oct 12

midlandsaint says...

Here here Terry
Here here Terry midlandsaint
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4:13pm Tue 23 Oct 12

Bods says...

Yet again another Mickey Mouse story from the Echo, I respect the Legends as much as the next person but do you think Cortese cares about what some has been thinks.
Same old Journo tosh, lets roll out the old boys that will at least still talk to us rather than gathering real story material.
Yet again another Mickey Mouse story from the Echo, I respect the Legends as much as the next person but do you think Cortese cares about what some has been thinks. Same old Journo tosh, lets roll out the old boys that will at least still talk to us rather than gathering real story material. Bods
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4:14pm Tue 23 Oct 12

randre says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Look around the leagues, it's the long serving managers that bring success. Many of them took a while to get their club up and running successfully, but were given the time to do so.

Our own club had its best years under Lawrie Mac and he got us relegated in his first season in charge. Imagine if we'd sacked him - no 1976, no promotion, no league cup final no finishing 2nd in 84.

It is often hard for Chairmen to resist the fans baying for the managers head as we recently witnessed at Blackburn. However, with a handful of exceptions that is not the situation here, the vast bulk of fans support NA and so the pressure is not on to replace him.

Ultimately CEO's can hire and fire at will. As one myself I always regard sackings as a bad reflection on me - I obviously appointed/allowed the appointment of the wrong person in the first place.
Excellent post and I 100% agree with what you say here. All good businesses support their staff in times of trouble where results are down, after what Nigel has achieved he fully deserves the support. Then he will reciprocate that support with on going loyalty which will pay dividends in the future.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Look around the leagues, it's the long serving managers that bring success. Many of them took a while to get their club up and running successfully, but were given the time to do so. Our own club had its best years under Lawrie Mac and he got us relegated in his first season in charge. Imagine if we'd sacked him - no 1976, no promotion, no league cup final no finishing 2nd in 84. It is often hard for Chairmen to resist the fans baying for the managers head as we recently witnessed at Blackburn. However, with a handful of exceptions that is not the situation here, the vast bulk of fans support NA and so the pressure is not on to replace him. Ultimately CEO's can hire and fire at will. As one myself I always regard sackings as a bad reflection on me - I obviously appointed/allowed the appointment of the wrong person in the first place.[/p][/quote]Excellent post and I 100% agree with what you say here. All good businesses support their staff in times of trouble where results are down, after what Nigel has achieved he fully deserves the support. Then he will reciprocate that support with on going loyalty which will pay dividends in the future. randre
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4:17pm Tue 23 Oct 12

CB FRY LIVES says...

Terry is old school.he only ever served under 2 managers at Saints-the late great TED BATES and Lawrie Mac who he never got on with.What terry says would have made sense in his hey day back in the 1960's.Unfortunately things have moved on for the worse.Todays premiership with its obscene amounts of money demands instant success.I fear that if Nigel Adkins doesn't start to string a few wins together soon he will be doomed.whether any would be successor does any better than Nigel is in the lap of the gods.NC is in a no win situation at the moment.he is damned if he does fire Adkins in many fans eyes and damned if he doesn't in the minds of others.he earns the big bucks.do the job properly he gets the plaudits.foul up big time and he gets the abuse.
Terry is old school.he only ever served under 2 managers at Saints-the late great TED BATES and Lawrie Mac who he never got on with.What terry says would have made sense in his hey day back in the 1960's.Unfortunately things have moved on for the worse.Todays premiership with its obscene amounts of money demands instant success.I fear that if Nigel Adkins doesn't start to string a few wins together soon he will be doomed.whether any would be successor does any better than Nigel is in the lap of the gods.NC is in a no win situation at the moment.he is damned if he does fire Adkins in many fans eyes and damned if he doesn't in the minds of others.he earns the big bucks.do the job properly he gets the plaudits.foul up big time and he gets the abuse. CB FRY LIVES
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4:18pm Tue 23 Oct 12

redsnapper says...

Nicole23 wrote:
Nigel Adkins 108 games, 63 wins, 19 draws and 26 losses. Best manager we have ever had. The stats say it all.
Im sure some people would rather be back -10 in league 1.
Good one!!

We will soon get a break and as you hint there is a proportion of the population on here who revel in misery.
we ve been in much bigger holes than this.

Thats football and thats Saints.
[quote][p][bold]Nicole23[/bold] wrote: Nigel Adkins 108 games, 63 wins, 19 draws and 26 losses. Best manager we have ever had. The stats say it all. Im sure some people would rather be back -10 in league 1.[/p][/quote]Good one!! We will soon get a break and as you hint there is a proportion of the population on here who revel in misery. we ve been in much bigger holes than this. Thats football and thats Saints. redsnapper
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4:35pm Tue 23 Oct 12

CHARLIE TAYLOR says...

Ontario Saint wrote:
Well said Terry....I can't believe the Echo has written so many articles on the same topic.....even talking about the bookies odds on a new Manager.

I would like to repeat my comments posted re the Echo's style of journalism which would be better served by getting 100% behind Nigel Atkins and the lads .....they all need to believe in themselves otherwise things will get worse.

This is what I wrote earlier

I am very disappointed with the Echo\s constant sensationalism in the style of journalism they are using to create stories.
Rather than making having repetitive stories about Nigel Atkins and indirectly questioning whether he should be replaced is a disgrace,
I am sorry Mr Editor but you need to be supporting Nigel Atkins and getting everybody behind him for all he has contributed to the Club in getting back to back promotions.
Yes we are struggling but the Manager and players all need encouragement to move forward from here.
Lets face it we all know what the "team" is capable of and without doubt they have the ability to improve as long as they the press and the fans believe in them. Headlines such as the Echo has printed do not help anyone. Mr Editor Rally behind the Club and remember in spite of defeats against both of the Manchester Clubs the team played some brilliant football. ..Please focus on getting everyone behind the lads and Nigel and get away from all the negativity in your articles....it is poor journalism,,, Thank you Mr Editor
Well said !Ontario saint and Terry !
[quote][p][bold]Ontario Saint[/bold] wrote: Well said Terry....I can't believe the Echo has written so many articles on the same topic.....even talking about the bookies odds on a new Manager. I would like to repeat my comments posted re the Echo's style of journalism which would be better served by getting 100% behind Nigel Atkins and the lads .....they all need to believe in themselves otherwise things will get worse. This is what I wrote earlier I am very disappointed with the Echo\s constant sensationalism in the style of journalism they are using to create stories. Rather than making having repetitive stories about Nigel Atkins and indirectly questioning whether he should be replaced is a disgrace, I am sorry Mr Editor but you need to be supporting Nigel Atkins and getting everybody behind him for all he has contributed to the Club in getting back to back promotions. Yes we are struggling but the Manager and players all need encouragement to move forward from here. Lets face it we all know what the "team" is capable of and without doubt they have the ability to improve as long as they the press and the fans believe in them. Headlines such as the Echo has printed do not help anyone. Mr Editor Rally behind the Club and remember in spite of defeats against both of the Manchester Clubs the team played some brilliant football. ..Please focus on getting everyone behind the lads and Nigel and get away from all the negativity in your articles....it is poor journalism,,, Thank you Mr Editor[/p][/quote]Well said !Ontario saint and Terry ! CHARLIE TAYLOR
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4:41pm Tue 23 Oct 12

TEBOURBA says...

Terry Paine IMO is the greatest player ever to pull on a Saints' shirt and his experience and knowledge count for a lot.
Had he been able to accept LMcM as manager and work with him, Saints could have become one of the greatest teams in the 70's, 80's and 90's even winning the Championship.
It is easy for people to work together when things are going well but sometimes totally different when things are going badly.
We may never know the true relationship between NC and NA, if NA is sacked, his pay off will come with a keep your lips sealed condition, as was the case with Pardew.
The best thing both NC and NA can do now is to get in the very best coaching assistance available, to prop up the defence and help NA and Saints survive and thrive in the PL.
Doing nothing is not an option, mark my words, on Sunday, Lennan, Defoe and Bane will tear Saints to shreds.
Terry Paine IMO is the greatest player ever to pull on a Saints' shirt and his experience and knowledge count for a lot. Had he been able to accept LMcM as manager and work with him, Saints could have become one of the greatest teams in the 70's, 80's and 90's even winning the Championship. It is easy for people to work together when things are going well but sometimes totally different when things are going badly. We may never know the true relationship between NC and NA, if NA is sacked, his pay off will come with a keep your lips sealed condition, as was the case with Pardew. The best thing both NC and NA can do now is to get in the very best coaching assistance available, to prop up the defence and help NA and Saints survive and thrive in the PL. Doing nothing is not an option, mark my words, on Sunday, Lennan, Defoe and Bane will tear Saints to shreds. TEBOURBA
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4:42pm Tue 23 Oct 12

PTID1898 says...

Please someone start a campaign to keep nigel adkins at st fairies he is doing an outstanding job onwards and downwards i say there is no one better to take you down with a record amount of goals conceded,well done nigel keep going....Play up pompey another 3 points tonight
Please someone start a campaign to keep nigel adkins at st fairies he is doing an outstanding job onwards and downwards i say there is no one better to take you down with a record amount of goals conceded,well done nigel keep going....Play up pompey another 3 points tonight PTID1898
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4:45pm Tue 23 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

PTID1898 wrote:
Please someone start a campaign to keep nigel adkins at st fairies he is doing an outstanding job onwards and downwards i say there is no one better to take you down with a record amount of goals conceded,well done nigel keep going....Play up pompey another 3 points tonight
Said by an expert in the downward dangling department!
[quote][p][bold]PTID1898[/bold] wrote: Please someone start a campaign to keep nigel adkins at st fairies he is doing an outstanding job onwards and downwards i say there is no one better to take you down with a record amount of goals conceded,well done nigel keep going....Play up pompey another 3 points tonight[/p][/quote]Said by an expert in the downward dangling department! OSPREYSAINT
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5:05pm Tue 23 Oct 12

CB FRY LIVES says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
PTID1898 wrote:
Please someone start a campaign to keep nigel adkins at st fairies he is doing an outstanding job onwards and downwards i say there is no one better to take you down with a record amount of goals conceded,well done nigel keep going....Play up pompey another 3 points tonight
Said by an expert in the downward dangling department!
SAINTS put out a second string and hammered Stevenage in the league cup.Poirpoisemouth skippered by that ex SAINTS BriaN hOWARD WILL BE LUCKY TO COME AWAY WITH A POINt.Michael Appleton for BURNLEY.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PTID1898[/bold] wrote: Please someone start a campaign to keep nigel adkins at st fairies he is doing an outstanding job onwards and downwards i say there is no one better to take you down with a record amount of goals conceded,well done nigel keep going....Play up pompey another 3 points tonight[/p][/quote]Said by an expert in the downward dangling department![/p][/quote]SAINTS put out a second string and hammered Stevenage in the league cup.Poirpoisemouth skippered by that ex SAINTS BriaN hOWARD WILL BE LUCKY TO COME AWAY WITH A POINt.Michael Appleton for BURNLEY. CB FRY LIVES
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5:09pm Tue 23 Oct 12

miltonarcher says...

Echo, can we now stop all the negative stuff. The sensible rational majority back NA, now leave him to get on with the job.
Echo, can we now stop all the negative stuff. The sensible rational majority back NA, now leave him to get on with the job. miltonarcher
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5:25pm Tue 23 Oct 12

Thorshammer says...

miltonarcher wrote:
Echo, can we now stop all the negative stuff. The sensible rational majority back NA, now leave him to get on with the job.
Speaking as one of the rational majority, why on earth are we even having this discussed.
Is the Mekon at Reading having all this Tosh directed at him ?, No he is not, they went up as Champions and were favourites for the drop along with us before a Ball was kicked in anger.,
3 years ago I was just pleased we had a Club left after the carnage post-Lowe.
Get behind the Manager, we will not sack him, quote NA, "this is a results driven game ", enough said.
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Echo, can we now stop all the negative stuff. The sensible rational majority back NA, now leave him to get on with the job.[/p][/quote]Speaking as one of the rational majority, why on earth are we even having this discussed. Is the Mekon at Reading having all this Tosh directed at him ?, No he is not, they went up as Champions and were favourites for the drop along with us before a Ball was kicked in anger., 3 years ago I was just pleased we had a Club left after the carnage post-Lowe. Get behind the Manager, we will not sack him, quote NA, "this is a results driven game ", enough said. Thorshammer
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5:46pm Tue 23 Oct 12

saintand266 says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
PTID1898 wrote:
Please someone start a campaign to keep nigel adkins at st fairies he is doing an outstanding job onwards and downwards i say there is no one better to take you down with a record amount of goals conceded,well done nigel keep going....Play up pompey another 3 points tonight
Said by an expert in the downward dangling department!
PTID will you be at the game tonight or do you have to be in bed with your sister\mum by half past seven because its a school night ?
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PTID1898[/bold] wrote: Please someone start a campaign to keep nigel adkins at st fairies he is doing an outstanding job onwards and downwards i say there is no one better to take you down with a record amount of goals conceded,well done nigel keep going....Play up pompey another 3 points tonight[/p][/quote]Said by an expert in the downward dangling department![/p][/quote]PTID will you be at the game tonight or do you have to be in bed with your sister\mum by half past seven because its a school night ? saintand266
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5:53pm Tue 23 Oct 12

Velleity says...

kent141 wrote:
Relegation by xmas at this rate , get in Mickey Wall before its too late.
Who is going to be your manager when Voldemort leaves?
[quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: Relegation by xmas at this rate , get in Mickey Wall before its too late.[/p][/quote]Who is going to be your manager when Voldemort leaves? Velleity
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6:18pm Tue 23 Oct 12

saintrobbiie says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Now there is someone I have great respect for, well said Terry.
What manager is going to turn this around?
Fact is apart from Clyne and maybe Yoshida the defensive players are not up to it at this level.
Nigel has made mistakes this season, no question, but he is a good young manager and with backing the defensive situation can be resolved in January.

One of Saints strengths in the last couple of seasons has been their unity and willing to play for each other. Lose that and we are definitely doomed.

The last time we got relegated from prem we changed the manager 3 times and did not look like a team for the whole season.

Nigel should be backed to get things right, unfortunately I fear the chairman will have other ideas.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Now there is someone I have great respect for, well said Terry.[/p][/quote]What manager is going to turn this around? Fact is apart from Clyne and maybe Yoshida the defensive players are not up to it at this level. Nigel has made mistakes this season, no question, but he is a good young manager and with backing the defensive situation can be resolved in January. One of Saints strengths in the last couple of seasons has been their unity and willing to play for each other. Lose that and we are definitely doomed. The last time we got relegated from prem we changed the manager 3 times and did not look like a team for the whole season. Nigel should be backed to get things right, unfortunately I fear the chairman will have other ideas. saintrobbiie
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6:19pm Tue 23 Oct 12

kent141 says...

Velleity wrote:
kent141 wrote:
Relegation by xmas at this rate , get in Mickey Wall before its too late.
Who is going to be your manager when Voldemort leaves?
Since when has Nigel been known as Voldermort ?
Mickey Wall in before its too late,Nigel is feeling the pressure and it shows.
[quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: Relegation by xmas at this rate , get in Mickey Wall before its too late.[/p][/quote]Who is going to be your manager when Voldemort leaves?[/p][/quote]Since when has Nigel been known as Voldermort ? Mickey Wall in before its too late,Nigel is feeling the pressure and it shows. kent141
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6:24pm Tue 23 Oct 12

Over the Edge says...

PTID1898 wrote:
Please someone start a campaign to keep nigel adkins at st fairies he is doing an outstanding job onwards and downwards i say there is no one better to take you down with a record amount of goals conceded,well done nigel keep going....Play up pompey another 3 points tonight
When we drop like a stone as you as Skates have done I'd start to worry, until enjoy life in League One whilst it lasts, oh and remember your financial powerhouse that is the Skate Trust will buying you soon, meaning a lovely minus 10 for coming out of administration, enjoy your season you minnow, god at the rate your dropping Eastliegh are now the 2nd club in Hampshire.

Run along Skate pack the park tonight well, a couple of hundred of you watching the 3rd biggest team in Hampshire
[quote][p][bold]PTID1898[/bold] wrote: Please someone start a campaign to keep nigel adkins at st fairies he is doing an outstanding job onwards and downwards i say there is no one better to take you down with a record amount of goals conceded,well done nigel keep going....Play up pompey another 3 points tonight[/p][/quote]When we drop like a stone as you as Skates have done I'd start to worry, until enjoy life in League One whilst it lasts, oh and remember your financial powerhouse that is the Skate Trust will buying you soon, meaning a lovely minus 10 for coming out of administration, enjoy your season you minnow, god at the rate your dropping Eastliegh are now the 2nd club in Hampshire. Run along Skate pack the park tonight well, a couple of hundred of you watching the 3rd biggest team in Hampshire Over the Edge
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6:39pm Tue 23 Oct 12

kent141 says...

How come West Brom away tickets are only £15 ,unbelievable for the prem.
How come West Brom away tickets are only £15 ,unbelievable for the prem. kent141
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6:46pm Tue 23 Oct 12

spratt says...

up saints wrote:
well put this should stop all the get N/A out brigade
What some naive comments on this thread. Consider the facts. Nigel did a splendid job in getting us promoted from League One and the Championship albeit the latter by the skin of our teeth. Or has everyone forgotten this. We all knew that the Premiership would be an entirely different kettle of fish but thought - give Nigel a chance at the higher level and see how he fares. Has he proved himself? With a quarter of the season gone look at the results. What do they tell us? Catastophic would be putting it mildly.Now the dilemna is quite simple. Do we give Nigel time to change this aroud and risk relegation to the Championship or appoint a new manager or some sort of aide to Nigel and pray for survival in the Premiership with the chance of regrouping next season. I thought our dream was to be in the Premiership and this should be our aim and the Club must do what it has to do to achieve that aim. We all love Nigel but not at the expense of the Club going backwards. Because of the secret way the Club is run we do not know who decides what, NA or NC, but in my opinion much of the dire situation we find ourselves now in has its roots in the lack of activity in the close season.
[quote][p][bold]up saints[/bold] wrote: well put this should stop all the get N/A out brigade[/p][/quote]What some naive comments on this thread. Consider the facts. Nigel did a splendid job in getting us promoted from League One and the Championship albeit the latter by the skin of our teeth. Or has everyone forgotten this. We all knew that the Premiership would be an entirely different kettle of fish but thought - give Nigel a chance at the higher level and see how he fares. Has he proved himself? With a quarter of the season gone look at the results. What do they tell us? Catastophic would be putting it mildly.Now the dilemna is quite simple. Do we give Nigel time to change this aroud and risk relegation to the Championship or appoint a new manager or some sort of aide to Nigel and pray for survival in the Premiership with the chance of regrouping next season. I thought our dream was to be in the Premiership and this should be our aim and the Club must do what it has to do to achieve that aim. We all love Nigel but not at the expense of the Club going backwards. Because of the secret way the Club is run we do not know who decides what, NA or NC, but in my opinion much of the dire situation we find ourselves now in has its roots in the lack of activity in the close season. spratt
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6:46pm Tue 23 Oct 12

kent141 says...

saintrobbiie wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Now there is someone I have great respect for, well said Terry.
What manager is going to turn this around?
Fact is apart from Clyne and maybe Yoshida the defensive players are not up to it at this level.
Nigel has made mistakes this season, no question, but he is a good young manager and with backing the defensive situation can be resolved in January.

One of Saints strengths in the last couple of seasons has been their unity and willing to play for each other. Lose that and we are definitely doomed.

The last time we got relegated from prem we changed the manager 3 times and did not look like a team for the whole season.

Nigel should be backed to get things right, unfortunately I fear the chairman will have other ideas.
Changed the manager 3 times ?
[quote][p][bold]saintrobbiie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Now there is someone I have great respect for, well said Terry.[/p][/quote]What manager is going to turn this around? Fact is apart from Clyne and maybe Yoshida the defensive players are not up to it at this level. Nigel has made mistakes this season, no question, but he is a good young manager and with backing the defensive situation can be resolved in January. One of Saints strengths in the last couple of seasons has been their unity and willing to play for each other. Lose that and we are definitely doomed. The last time we got relegated from prem we changed the manager 3 times and did not look like a team for the whole season. Nigel should be backed to get things right, unfortunately I fear the chairman will have other ideas.[/p][/quote]Changed the manager 3 times ? kent141
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6:48pm Tue 23 Oct 12

dadofmy3sons says...

where are the gloomndoom ?
It appears they do not like a positive story from the Echo, a real rarity.
I am disappointed in quite a few of the posters who are usually on here having a go at Saints and Nigel. Go on the News site and voice your opinion of Saints on there and find yourself amongst people who agree, because they hate Saints.
Me?
I am a Saints supporter, a Fan who wants his team and club to win and thinks that cheering them on is the best way to achieve that.
Happy clapper? yeh probably!
Is that a meant to be an insult?
Proud to support my club!!!!!!
By the way ...latest rumour is we are looking at Dawson of Spurs... good idea and probably just another one that we have considered, we don't know all the clubs enquiries.
where are the gloomndoom ? It appears they do not like a positive story from the Echo, a real rarity. I am disappointed in quite a few of the posters who are usually on here having a go at Saints and Nigel. Go on the News site and voice your opinion of Saints on there and find yourself amongst people who agree, because they hate Saints. Me? I am a Saints supporter, a Fan who wants his team and club to win and thinks that cheering them on is the best way to achieve that. Happy clapper? yeh probably! Is that a meant to be an insult? Proud to support my club!!!!!! By the way ...latest rumour is we are looking at Dawson of Spurs... good idea and probably just another one that we have considered, we don't know all the clubs enquiries. dadofmy3sons
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6:51pm Tue 23 Oct 12

kent141 says...

spratt wrote:
up saints wrote:
well put this should stop all the get N/A out brigade
What some naive comments on this thread. Consider the facts. Nigel did a splendid job in getting us promoted from League One and the Championship albeit the latter by the skin of our teeth. Or has everyone forgotten this. We all knew that the Premiership would be an entirely different kettle of fish but thought - give Nigel a chance at the higher level and see how he fares. Has he proved himself? With a quarter of the season gone look at the results. What do they tell us? Catastophic would be putting it mildly.Now the dilemna is quite simple. Do we give Nigel time to change this aroud and risk relegation to the Championship or appoint a new manager or some sort of aide to Nigel and pray for survival in the Premiership with the chance of regrouping next season. I thought our dream was to be in the Premiership and this should be our aim and the Club must do what it has to do to achieve that aim. We all love Nigel but not at the expense of the Club going backwards. Because of the secret way the Club is run we do not know who decides what, NA or NC, but in my opinion much of the dire situation we find ourselves now in has its roots in the lack of activity in the close season.
You speak a lot of sense spratt ,you may upset some people with your comment but honesty is the best policy,Nigel is out of his depth.
[quote][p][bold]spratt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]up saints[/bold] wrote: well put this should stop all the get N/A out brigade[/p][/quote]What some naive comments on this thread. Consider the facts. Nigel did a splendid job in getting us promoted from League One and the Championship albeit the latter by the skin of our teeth. Or has everyone forgotten this. We all knew that the Premiership would be an entirely different kettle of fish but thought - give Nigel a chance at the higher level and see how he fares. Has he proved himself? With a quarter of the season gone look at the results. What do they tell us? Catastophic would be putting it mildly.Now the dilemna is quite simple. Do we give Nigel time to change this aroud and risk relegation to the Championship or appoint a new manager or some sort of aide to Nigel and pray for survival in the Premiership with the chance of regrouping next season. I thought our dream was to be in the Premiership and this should be our aim and the Club must do what it has to do to achieve that aim. We all love Nigel but not at the expense of the Club going backwards. Because of the secret way the Club is run we do not know who decides what, NA or NC, but in my opinion much of the dire situation we find ourselves now in has its roots in the lack of activity in the close season.[/p][/quote]You speak a lot of sense spratt ,you may upset some people with your comment but honesty is the best policy,Nigel is out of his depth. kent141
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6:51pm Tue 23 Oct 12

angus mc coatup says...

kent141 wrote:
How come West Brom away tickets are only £15 ,unbelievable for the prem.
you still can't spell your name properly can you.
[quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: How come West Brom away tickets are only £15 ,unbelievable for the prem.[/p][/quote]you still can't spell your name properly can you. angus mc coatup
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6:57pm Tue 23 Oct 12

Confucious says...

kent141 wrote:
spratt wrote:
up saints wrote:
well put this should stop all the get N/A out brigade
What some naive comments on this thread. Consider the facts. Nigel did a splendid job in getting us promoted from League One and the Championship albeit the latter by the skin of our teeth. Or has everyone forgotten this. We all knew that the Premiership would be an entirely different kettle of fish but thought - give Nigel a chance at the higher level and see how he fares. Has he proved himself? With a quarter of the season gone look at the results. What do they tell us? Catastophic would be putting it mildly.Now the dilemna is quite simple. Do we give Nigel time to change this aroud and risk relegation to the Championship or appoint a new manager or some sort of aide to Nigel and pray for survival in the Premiership with the chance of regrouping next season. I thought our dream was to be in the Premiership and this should be our aim and the Club must do what it has to do to achieve that aim. We all love Nigel but not at the expense of the Club going backwards. Because of the secret way the Club is run we do not know who decides what, NA or NC, but in my opinion much of the dire situation we find ourselves now in has its roots in the lack of activity in the close season.
You speak a lot of sense spratt ,you may upset some people with your comment but honesty is the best policy,Nigel is out of his depth.
Up Saints - that's two brain cells you are up against now.
[quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spratt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]up saints[/bold] wrote: well put this should stop all the get N/A out brigade[/p][/quote]What some naive comments on this thread. Consider the facts. Nigel did a splendid job in getting us promoted from League One and the Championship albeit the latter by the skin of our teeth. Or has everyone forgotten this. We all knew that the Premiership would be an entirely different kettle of fish but thought - give Nigel a chance at the higher level and see how he fares. Has he proved himself? With a quarter of the season gone look at the results. What do they tell us? Catastophic would be putting it mildly.Now the dilemna is quite simple. Do we give Nigel time to change this aroud and risk relegation to the Championship or appoint a new manager or some sort of aide to Nigel and pray for survival in the Premiership with the chance of regrouping next season. I thought our dream was to be in the Premiership and this should be our aim and the Club must do what it has to do to achieve that aim. We all love Nigel but not at the expense of the Club going backwards. Because of the secret way the Club is run we do not know who decides what, NA or NC, but in my opinion much of the dire situation we find ourselves now in has its roots in the lack of activity in the close season.[/p][/quote]You speak a lot of sense spratt ,you may upset some people with your comment but honesty is the best policy,Nigel is out of his depth.[/p][/quote]Up Saints - that's two brain cells you are up against now. Confucious
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6:58pm Tue 23 Oct 12

Baddesley Bill says...

dadofmy3sons wrote:
where are the gloomndoom ?
It appears they do not like a positive story from the Echo, a real rarity.
I am disappointed in quite a few of the posters who are usually on here having a go at Saints and Nigel. Go on the News site and voice your opinion of Saints on there and find yourself amongst people who agree, because they hate Saints.
Me?
I am a Saints supporter, a Fan who wants his team and club to win and thinks that cheering them on is the best way to achieve that.
Happy clapper? yeh probably!
Is that a meant to be an insult?
Proud to support my club!!!!!!
By the way ...latest rumour is we are looking at Dawson of Spurs... good idea and probably just another one that we have considered, we don't know all the clubs enquiries.
One key aspect to retaining prem status is going to be remaining positive. That applies to both the squad...and the support.
Cheering my team with all I've got (aka "Happy clapping") will play its part imo.
My name is Baddesley Bill, and I'm a happy clapper! :O)
[quote][p][bold]dadofmy3sons[/bold] wrote: where are the gloomndoom ? It appears they do not like a positive story from the Echo, a real rarity. I am disappointed in quite a few of the posters who are usually on here having a go at Saints and Nigel. Go on the News site and voice your opinion of Saints on there and find yourself amongst people who agree, because they hate Saints. Me? I am a Saints supporter, a Fan who wants his team and club to win and thinks that cheering them on is the best way to achieve that. Happy clapper? yeh probably! Is that a meant to be an insult? Proud to support my club!!!!!! By the way ...latest rumour is we are looking at Dawson of Spurs... good idea and probably just another one that we have considered, we don't know all the clubs enquiries.[/p][/quote]One key aspect to retaining prem status is going to be remaining positive. That applies to both the squad...and the support. Cheering my team with all I've got (aka "Happy clapping") will play its part imo. My name is Baddesley Bill, and I'm a happy clapper! :O) Baddesley Bill
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7:03pm Tue 23 Oct 12

angus mc coatup says...

Confucious wrote:
kent141 wrote:
spratt wrote:
up saints wrote:
well put this should stop all the get N/A out brigade
What some naive comments on this thread. Consider the facts. Nigel did a splendid job in getting us promoted from League One and the Championship albeit the latter by the skin of our teeth. Or has everyone forgotten this. We all knew that the Premiership would be an entirely different kettle of fish but thought - give Nigel a chance at the higher level and see how he fares. Has he proved himself? With a quarter of the season gone look at the results. What do they tell us? Catastophic would be putting it mildly.Now the dilemna is quite simple. Do we give Nigel time to change this aroud and risk relegation to the Championship or appoint a new manager or some sort of aide to Nigel and pray for survival in the Premiership with the chance of regrouping next season. I thought our dream was to be in the Premiership and this should be our aim and the Club must do what it has to do to achieve that aim. We all love Nigel but not at the expense of the Club going backwards. Because of the secret way the Club is run we do not know who decides what, NA or NC, but in my opinion much of the dire situation we find ourselves now in has its roots in the lack of activity in the close season.
You speak a lot of sense spratt ,you may upset some people with your comment but honesty is the best policy,Nigel is out of his depth.
Up Saints - that's two brain cells you are up against now.
and spratt has them both.
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spratt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]up saints[/bold] wrote: well put this should stop all the get N/A out brigade[/p][/quote]What some naive comments on this thread. Consider the facts. Nigel did a splendid job in getting us promoted from League One and the Championship albeit the latter by the skin of our teeth. Or has everyone forgotten this. We all knew that the Premiership would be an entirely different kettle of fish but thought - give Nigel a chance at the higher level and see how he fares. Has he proved himself? With a quarter of the season gone look at the results. What do they tell us? Catastophic would be putting it mildly.Now the dilemna is quite simple. Do we give Nigel time to change this aroud and risk relegation to the Championship or appoint a new manager or some sort of aide to Nigel and pray for survival in the Premiership with the chance of regrouping next season. I thought our dream was to be in the Premiership and this should be our aim and the Club must do what it has to do to achieve that aim. We all love Nigel but not at the expense of the Club going backwards. Because of the secret way the Club is run we do not know who decides what, NA or NC, but in my opinion much of the dire situation we find ourselves now in has its roots in the lack of activity in the close season.[/p][/quote]You speak a lot of sense spratt ,you may upset some people with your comment but honesty is the best policy,Nigel is out of his depth.[/p][/quote]Up Saints - that's two brain cells you are up against now.[/p][/quote]and spratt has them both. angus mc coatup
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7:14pm Tue 23 Oct 12

kent141 says...

Baddesley Bill wrote:
dadofmy3sons wrote:
where are the gloomndoom ?
It appears they do not like a positive story from the Echo, a real rarity.
I am disappointed in quite a few of the posters who are usually on here having a go at Saints and Nigel. Go on the News site and voice your opinion of Saints on there and find yourself amongst people who agree, because they hate Saints.
Me?
I am a Saints supporter, a Fan who wants his team and club to win and thinks that cheering them on is the best way to achieve that.
Happy clapper? yeh probably!
Is that a meant to be an insult?
Proud to support my club!!!!!!
By the way ...latest rumour is we are looking at Dawson of Spurs... good idea and probably just another one that we have considered, we don't know all the clubs enquiries.
One key aspect to retaining prem status is going to be remaining positive. That applies to both the squad...and the support.
Cheering my team with all I've got (aka "Happy clapping") will play its part imo.
My name is Baddesley Bill, and I'm a happy clapper! :O)
Good on you William,keep clapping but at the back of your mind would you be even happier if the team actually won a game every now and then ?
[quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dadofmy3sons[/bold] wrote: where are the gloomndoom ? It appears they do not like a positive story from the Echo, a real rarity. I am disappointed in quite a few of the posters who are usually on here having a go at Saints and Nigel. Go on the News site and voice your opinion of Saints on there and find yourself amongst people who agree, because they hate Saints. Me? I am a Saints supporter, a Fan who wants his team and club to win and thinks that cheering them on is the best way to achieve that. Happy clapper? yeh probably! Is that a meant to be an insult? Proud to support my club!!!!!! By the way ...latest rumour is we are looking at Dawson of Spurs... good idea and probably just another one that we have considered, we don't know all the clubs enquiries.[/p][/quote]One key aspect to retaining prem status is going to be remaining positive. That applies to both the squad...and the support. Cheering my team with all I've got (aka "Happy clapping") will play its part imo. My name is Baddesley Bill, and I'm a happy clapper! :O)[/p][/quote]Good on you William,keep clapping but at the back of your mind would you be even happier if the team actually won a game every now and then ? kent141
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7:28pm Tue 23 Oct 12

Baddesley Bill says...

kent141 wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
dadofmy3sons wrote:
where are the gloomndoom ?
It appears they do not like a positive story from the Echo, a real rarity.
I am disappointed in quite a few of the posters who are usually on here having a go at Saints and Nigel. Go on the News site and voice your opinion of Saints on there and find yourself amongst people who agree, because they hate Saints.
Me?
I am a Saints supporter, a Fan who wants his team and club to win and thinks that cheering them on is the best way to achieve that.
Happy clapper? yeh probably!
Is that a meant to be an insult?
Proud to support my club!!!!!!
By the way ...latest rumour is we are looking at Dawson of Spurs... good idea and probably just another one that we have considered, we don't know all the clubs enquiries.
One key aspect to retaining prem status is going to be remaining positive. That applies to both the squad...and the support.
Cheering my team with all I've got (aka "Happy clapping") will play its part imo.
My name is Baddesley Bill, and I'm a happy clapper! :O)
Good on you William,keep clapping but at the back of your mind would you be even happier if the team actually won a game every now and then ?
Come on Stevenage
[quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dadofmy3sons[/bold] wrote: where are the gloomndoom ? It appears they do not like a positive story from the Echo, a real rarity. I am disappointed in quite a few of the posters who are usually on here having a go at Saints and Nigel. Go on the News site and voice your opinion of Saints on there and find yourself amongst people who agree, because they hate Saints. Me? I am a Saints supporter, a Fan who wants his team and club to win and thinks that cheering them on is the best way to achieve that. Happy clapper? yeh probably! Is that a meant to be an insult? Proud to support my club!!!!!! By the way ...latest rumour is we are looking at Dawson of Spurs... good idea and probably just another one that we have considered, we don't know all the clubs enquiries.[/p][/quote]One key aspect to retaining prem status is going to be remaining positive. That applies to both the squad...and the support. Cheering my team with all I've got (aka "Happy clapping") will play its part imo. My name is Baddesley Bill, and I'm a happy clapper! :O)[/p][/quote]Good on you William,keep clapping but at the back of your mind would you be even happier if the team actually won a game every now and then ?[/p][/quote]Come on Stevenage Baddesley Bill
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7:34pm Tue 23 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

kent141 wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
dadofmy3sons wrote:
where are the gloomndoom ?
It appears they do not like a positive story from the Echo, a real rarity.
I am disappointed in quite a few of the posters who are usually on here having a go at Saints and Nigel. Go on the News site and voice your opinion of Saints on there and find yourself amongst people who agree, because they hate Saints.
Me?
I am a Saints supporter, a Fan who wants his team and club to win and thinks that cheering them on is the best way to achieve that.
Happy clapper? yeh probably!
Is that a meant to be an insult?
Proud to support my club!!!!!!
By the way ...latest rumour is we are looking at Dawson of Spurs... good idea and probably just another one that we have considered, we don't know all the clubs enquiries.
One key aspect to retaining prem status is going to be remaining positive. That applies to both the squad...and the support.
Cheering my team with all I've got (aka "Happy clapping") will play its part imo.
My name is Baddesley Bill, and I'm a happy clapper! :O)
Good on you William,keep clapping but at the back of your mind would you be even happier if the team actually won a game every now and then ?
Just one win to start with, would make a heck of a difference.
[quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dadofmy3sons[/bold] wrote: where are the gloomndoom ? It appears they do not like a positive story from the Echo, a real rarity. I am disappointed in quite a few of the posters who are usually on here having a go at Saints and Nigel. Go on the News site and voice your opinion of Saints on there and find yourself amongst people who agree, because they hate Saints. Me? I am a Saints supporter, a Fan who wants his team and club to win and thinks that cheering them on is the best way to achieve that. Happy clapper? yeh probably! Is that a meant to be an insult? Proud to support my club!!!!!! By the way ...latest rumour is we are looking at Dawson of Spurs... good idea and probably just another one that we have considered, we don't know all the clubs enquiries.[/p][/quote]One key aspect to retaining prem status is going to be remaining positive. That applies to both the squad...and the support. Cheering my team with all I've got (aka "Happy clapping") will play its part imo. My name is Baddesley Bill, and I'm a happy clapper! :O)[/p][/quote]Good on you William,keep clapping but at the back of your mind would you be even happier if the team actually won a game every now and then ?[/p][/quote]Just one win to start with, would make a heck of a difference. OSPREYSAINT
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7:36pm Tue 23 Oct 12

thomasupton says...

At the end of the day we aren't winning games, and conceding like a leaky bucket. Adkins doesn't want to change anything. Surely this is a recipe for disaster. Think if we get nothing out of Sunday, sadly I think Adkins will be gone. Hope Lambert and Puncheon play and Guly isn't even considered for a seat on the bench.
At the end of the day we aren't winning games, and conceding like a leaky bucket. Adkins doesn't want to change anything. Surely this is a recipe for disaster. Think if we get nothing out of Sunday, sadly I think Adkins will be gone. Hope Lambert and Puncheon play and Guly isn't even considered for a seat on the bench. thomasupton
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8:04pm Tue 23 Oct 12

southwest saint says...

If ever there was a club that knew about the futility of changing managers it must be us.
Nigel Adkins has done a fantastic job here and I don't just mean by getting us promoted. Not so long ago we were making excuses for players who brought the club into disrepute when they should have been sacked.
There were also other things that happened which for a time made me feel ashamed to be associated with the club.
Nigel Adkins believes in a fantastic team based work ethic and a moral standard that is way above what it was not so long ago. His appointment has been a breath of fresh air to this club.
He is a manager that has a vision for our football club to take it forward in the right way morally and ethically.
We all want to see fast flowing attacking football, we all want to be entertained. This is his vision.
Of course we are desperate to see the team start winning and we have to defend far better that is obvious.

Lets not get rid of him but let us get him some help.
Clearly there are huge defensive problems and somehow this has to be sorted out.

We are all feeling down at the moment, some would say staring relegation in the face.
Even after our poor start we are not bottom of the league, we have scored in every game bar one and even in that game have hit the woodwork twice.
There is also nothing wrong here that a couple of wins couldn't put right.
Let's not panic here but keep our heads so that the powers that be make right decisions.
If we can tighten the defence then with the attacking options we have will get many more wins this season.
If ever there was a club that knew about the futility of changing managers it must be us. Nigel Adkins has done a fantastic job here and I don't just mean by getting us promoted. Not so long ago we were making excuses for players who brought the club into disrepute when they should have been sacked. There were also other things that happened which for a time made me feel ashamed to be associated with the club. Nigel Adkins believes in a fantastic team based work ethic and a moral standard that is way above what it was not so long ago. His appointment has been a breath of fresh air to this club. He is a manager that has a vision for our football club to take it forward in the right way morally and ethically. We all want to see fast flowing attacking football, we all want to be entertained. This is his vision. Of course we are desperate to see the team start winning and we have to defend far better that is obvious. Lets not get rid of him but let us get him some help. Clearly there are huge defensive problems and somehow this has to be sorted out. We are all feeling down at the moment, some would say staring relegation in the face. Even after our poor start we are not bottom of the league, we have scored in every game bar one and even in that game have hit the woodwork twice. There is also nothing wrong here that a couple of wins couldn't put right. Let's not panic here but keep our heads so that the powers that be make right decisions. If we can tighten the defence then with the attacking options we have will get many more wins this season. southwest saint
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8:28pm Tue 23 Oct 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

I see Stevenage have scored. That's nice.
I see Stevenage have scored. That's nice. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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8:29pm Tue 23 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

thomasupton wrote:
At the end of the day we aren't winning games, and conceding like a leaky bucket. Adkins doesn't want to change anything. Surely this is a recipe for disaster. Think if we get nothing out of Sunday, sadly I think Adkins will be gone. Hope Lambert and Puncheon play and Guly isn't even considered for a seat on the bench.
There you go again with them negative waves, you don't have keep telling us these things we already know these things. Keep the faith, believe, try a little prayer or two, do anything but post silly predictions, which we have no control over. Say after me 100 times, "Saints will beat Spurs on Sunday" and try to believe it will happen.
[quote][p][bold]thomasupton[/bold] wrote: At the end of the day we aren't winning games, and conceding like a leaky bucket. Adkins doesn't want to change anything. Surely this is a recipe for disaster. Think if we get nothing out of Sunday, sadly I think Adkins will be gone. Hope Lambert and Puncheon play and Guly isn't even considered for a seat on the bench.[/p][/quote]There you go again with them negative waves, you don't have keep telling us these things we already know these things. Keep the faith, believe, try a little prayer or two, do anything but post silly predictions, which we have no control over. Say after me 100 times, "Saints will beat Spurs on Sunday" and try to believe it will happen. OSPREYSAINT
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8:31pm Tue 23 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
I see Stevenage have scored. That's nice.
Nice one, Barts team are beating the Cherries 2 0
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: I see Stevenage have scored. That's nice.[/p][/quote]Nice one, Barts team are beating the Cherries 2 0 OSPREYSAINT
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8:32pm Tue 23 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Sharpy scored for Forest
Sharpy scored for Forest OSPREYSAINT
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8:33pm Tue 23 Oct 12

spirit of 66 says...

Well said Terry Paine. Nigel should stay, we are Southampton FC with a great stadium, no debts, long term development plans for the Academy, loyal supportive fan base. Our targets are all long term; short term, knee jerk reactions are not our style any more. Neither is flogging off our young talent or changing the manager. Painer will remember those early days in the old First Division with the Saints defenders throwing themselves all over the penalty area trying to prevent the inevitable goal against us. But we had stable management and a good youth system which served us well. We have that now, don't panic. In Nigel WE Trust.
Well said Terry Paine. Nigel should stay, we are Southampton FC with a great stadium, no debts, long term development plans for the Academy, loyal supportive fan base. Our targets are all long term; short term, knee jerk reactions are not our style any more. Neither is flogging off our young talent or changing the manager. Painer will remember those early days in the old First Division with the Saints defenders throwing themselves all over the penalty area trying to prevent the inevitable goal against us. But we had stable management and a good youth system which served us well. We have that now, don't panic. In Nigel WE Trust. spirit of 66
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8:40pm Tue 23 Oct 12

southwest saint says...

saints 4 Spurs 2
saints 4 Spurs 2 southwest saint
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8:50pm Tue 23 Oct 12

Confucious says...

I usually support the little club in these minnows v giants matches, but of course tonight is an exception. Come on Stevenage!
I usually support the little club in these minnows v giants matches, but of course tonight is an exception. Come on Stevenage! Confucious
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8:56pm Tue 23 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Confucious wrote:
I usually support the little club in these minnows v giants matches, but of course tonight is an exception. Come on Stevenage!
You put the jinx on 'em it's 1 1
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: I usually support the little club in these minnows v giants matches, but of course tonight is an exception. Come on Stevenage![/p][/quote]You put the jinx on 'em it's 1 1 OSPREYSAINT
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9:01pm Tue 23 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Cherries pulled one back 1 2 down
Cherries pulled one back 1 2 down OSPREYSAINT
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9:04pm Tue 23 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Manure 2 2 Fergies job is safe
Manure 2 2 Fergies job is safe OSPREYSAINT
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9:09pm Tue 23 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Stevenage 2 1 up
Stevenage 2 1 up OSPREYSAINT
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9:11pm Tue 23 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Cherries 2 2
Cherries 2 2 OSPREYSAINT
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9:18pm Tue 23 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Manure 3 2 up, that's the way to do it, I hope our lads are watching and learning!
Manure 3 2 up, that's the way to do it, I hope our lads are watching and learning! OSPREYSAINT
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9:20pm Tue 23 Oct 12

MGRA says...

Terry is right. This is Nigel's first real test. We have got to the Prem by out-spending all others and having no debt via administration. Getting to the Prem given the resources made available was feat, but not in the same league ( excuse the pun ) as competing in the Prem. If we are not going to inject some experience, then we need our guy to gain his own. Well said Terry. We sink or swim with NIgel.
Terry is right. This is Nigel's first real test. We have got to the Prem by out-spending all others and having no debt via administration. Getting to the Prem given the resources made available was feat, but not in the same league ( excuse the pun ) as competing in the Prem. If we are not going to inject some experience, then we need our guy to gain his own. Well said Terry. We sink or swim with NIgel. MGRA
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9:26pm Tue 23 Oct 12

randre says...

dadofmy3sons wrote:
where are the gloomndoom ?
It appears they do not like a positive story from the Echo, a real rarity.
I am disappointed in quite a few of the posters who are usually on here having a go at Saints and Nigel. Go on the News site and voice your opinion of Saints on there and find yourself amongst people who agree, because they hate Saints.
Me?
I am a Saints supporter, a Fan who wants his team and club to win and thinks that cheering them on is the best way to achieve that.
Happy clapper? yeh probably!
Is that a meant to be an insult?
Proud to support my club!!!!!!
By the way ...latest rumour is we are looking at Dawson of Spurs... good idea and probably just another one that we have considered, we don't know all the clubs enquiries.
Great post. Well said that man.
[quote][p][bold]dadofmy3sons[/bold] wrote: where are the gloomndoom ? It appears they do not like a positive story from the Echo, a real rarity. I am disappointed in quite a few of the posters who are usually on here having a go at Saints and Nigel. Go on the News site and voice your opinion of Saints on there and find yourself amongst people who agree, because they hate Saints. Me? I am a Saints supporter, a Fan who wants his team and club to win and thinks that cheering them on is the best way to achieve that. Happy clapper? yeh probably! Is that a meant to be an insult? Proud to support my club!!!!!! By the way ...latest rumour is we are looking at Dawson of Spurs... good idea and probably just another one that we have considered, we don't know all the clubs enquiries.[/p][/quote]Great post. Well said that man. randre
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9:33pm Tue 23 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Cherries 2 3 down
Cherries 2 3 down OSPREYSAINT
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9:35pm Tue 23 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Cherries 3 3
Cherries 3 3 OSPREYSAINT
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9:37pm Tue 23 Oct 12

randre says...

thomasupton wrote:
At the end of the day we aren't winning games, and conceding like a leaky bucket. Adkins doesn't want to change anything. Surely this is a recipe for disaster. Think if we get nothing out of Sunday, sadly I think Adkins will be gone. Hope Lambert and Puncheon play and Guly isn't even considered for a seat on the bench.
Ah Thomas, or is it Kent or Teboorya? All one of the same person I think!! You do put a smile on my face. If you truly are a Saints fan then you must be the life and soul of any Saibts supporters party! Can't wait for that one!!!
[quote][p][bold]thomasupton[/bold] wrote: At the end of the day we aren't winning games, and conceding like a leaky bucket. Adkins doesn't want to change anything. Surely this is a recipe for disaster. Think if we get nothing out of Sunday, sadly I think Adkins will be gone. Hope Lambert and Puncheon play and Guly isn't even considered for a seat on the bench.[/p][/quote]Ah Thomas, or is it Kent or Teboorya? All one of the same person I think!! You do put a smile on my face. If you truly are a Saints fan then you must be the life and soul of any Saibts supporters party! Can't wait for that one!!! randre
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9:38pm Tue 23 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Celtic unlucky 1 2 in Fergie time
Celtic unlucky 1 2 in Fergie time OSPREYSAINT
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9:39pm Tue 23 Oct 12

Baddesley Bill says...

Nice one Stevenage :O)
Nice one Stevenage :O) Baddesley Bill
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9:40pm Tue 23 Oct 12

randre says...

randre wrote:
thomasupton wrote:
At the end of the day we aren't winning games, and conceding like a leaky bucket. Adkins doesn't want to change anything. Surely this is a recipe for disaster. Think if we get nothing out of Sunday, sadly I think Adkins will be gone. Hope Lambert and Puncheon play and Guly isn't even considered for a seat on the bench.
Ah Thomas, or is it Kent or Teboorya? All one of the same person I think!! You do put a smile on my face. If you truly are a Saints fan then you must be the life and soul of any Saibts supporters party! Can't wait for that one!!!
Ffs, Saints supporters party!!! Blooming iPhone keys are too small!
[quote][p][bold]randre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thomasupton[/bold] wrote: At the end of the day we aren't winning games, and conceding like a leaky bucket. Adkins doesn't want to change anything. Surely this is a recipe for disaster. Think if we get nothing out of Sunday, sadly I think Adkins will be gone. Hope Lambert and Puncheon play and Guly isn't even considered for a seat on the bench.[/p][/quote]Ah Thomas, or is it Kent or Teboorya? All one of the same person I think!! You do put a smile on my face. If you truly are a Saints fan then you must be the life and soul of any Saibts supporters party! Can't wait for that one!!![/p][/quote]Ffs, Saints supporters party!!! Blooming iPhone keys are too small! randre
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9:41pm Tue 23 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

PTID1898 wrote:
Please someone start a campaign to keep nigel adkins at st fairies he is doing an outstanding job onwards and downwards i say there is no one better to take you down with a record amount of goals conceded,well done nigel keep going....Play up pompey another 3 points tonight
Yup 3 points for Stevenage
[quote][p][bold]PTID1898[/bold] wrote: Please someone start a campaign to keep nigel adkins at st fairies he is doing an outstanding job onwards and downwards i say there is no one better to take you down with a record amount of goals conceded,well done nigel keep going....Play up pompey another 3 points tonight[/p][/quote]Yup 3 points for Stevenage OSPREYSAINT
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9:41pm Tue 23 Oct 12

randre says...

Where are the Skunts now??
Where are the Skunts now?? randre
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9:45pm Tue 23 Oct 12

hedge end bob says...

kent141 wrote:
saintrobbiie wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Now there is someone I have great respect for, well said Terry.
What manager is going to turn this around?
Fact is apart from Clyne and maybe Yoshida the defensive players are not up to it at this level.
Nigel has made mistakes this season, no question, but he is a good young manager and with backing the defensive situation can be resolved in January.

One of Saints strengths in the last couple of seasons has been their unity and willing to play for each other. Lose that and we are definitely doomed.

The last time we got relegated from prem we changed the manager 3 times and did not look like a team for the whole season.

Nigel should be backed to get things right, unfortunately I fear the chairman will have other ideas.
Changed the manager 3 times ?
Yes
PORTALOO

WOTTLE

AND HARRY EFING REDCRAP
[quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintrobbiie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Now there is someone I have great respect for, well said Terry.[/p][/quote]What manager is going to turn this around? Fact is apart from Clyne and maybe Yoshida the defensive players are not up to it at this level. Nigel has made mistakes this season, no question, but he is a good young manager and with backing the defensive situation can be resolved in January. One of Saints strengths in the last couple of seasons has been their unity and willing to play for each other. Lose that and we are definitely doomed. The last time we got relegated from prem we changed the manager 3 times and did not look like a team for the whole season. Nigel should be backed to get things right, unfortunately I fear the chairman will have other ideas.[/p][/quote]Changed the manager 3 times ?[/p][/quote]Yes PORTALOO WOTTLE AND HARRY EFING REDCRAP hedge end bob
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9:47pm Tue 23 Oct 12

MGRA says...

Just heard from the AFP wire service that goal line technology is to be installed at all grounds. All clubs are to get two sets of cameras, except pompey who just get the one camera for their own goal line. It was felt a camera for the other end seeing such little use was not a good use of money.
Just heard from the AFP wire service that goal line technology is to be installed at all grounds. All clubs are to get two sets of cameras, except pompey who just get the one camera for their own goal line. It was felt a camera for the other end seeing such little use was not a good use of money. MGRA
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9:47pm Tue 23 Oct 12

Scarborosaint says...

Well said painey , talks sense and wish the echo would focus on something else, we are in the premiership in case they and the distractors had not noticed !!
Well said painey , talks sense and wish the echo would focus on something else, we are in the premiership in case they and the distractors had not noticed !! Scarborosaint
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9:49pm Tue 23 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

MGRA wrote:
Just heard from the AFP wire service that goal line technology is to be installed at all grounds. All clubs are to get two sets of cameras, except pompey who just get the one camera for their own goal line. It was felt a camera for the other end seeing such little use was not a good use of money.
Is it portable as they would have to trot it up to the other end at half time.
[quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: Just heard from the AFP wire service that goal line technology is to be installed at all grounds. All clubs are to get two sets of cameras, except pompey who just get the one camera for their own goal line. It was felt a camera for the other end seeing such little use was not a good use of money.[/p][/quote]Is it portable as they would have to trot it up to the other end at half time. OSPREYSAINT
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9:51pm Tue 23 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Forest 2 2 at Blackpool - Sharp and Blackstock, Dan Harding had a blinder.
Forest 2 2 at Blackpool - Sharp and Blackstock, Dan Harding had a blinder. OSPREYSAINT
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9:52pm Tue 23 Oct 12

MGRA says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
MGRA wrote:
Just heard from the AFP wire service that goal line technology is to be installed at all grounds. All clubs are to get two sets of cameras, except pompey who just get the one camera for their own goal line. It was felt a camera for the other end seeing such little use was not a good use of money.
Is it portable as they would have to trot it up to the other end at half time.
:0)
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: Just heard from the AFP wire service that goal line technology is to be installed at all grounds. All clubs are to get two sets of cameras, except pompey who just get the one camera for their own goal line. It was felt a camera for the other end seeing such little use was not a good use of money.[/p][/quote]Is it portable as they would have to trot it up to the other end at half time.[/p][/quote]:0) MGRA
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9:56pm Tue 23 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Brighton lost 1 0
Brighton lost 1 0 OSPREYSAINT
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9:59pm Tue 23 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

randre wrote:
Where are the Skunts now??
14th but when they deduct the -10 points, 22nd
[quote][p][bold]randre[/bold] wrote: Where are the Skunts now??[/p][/quote]14th but when they deduct the -10 points, 22nd OSPREYSAINT
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10:15pm Tue 23 Oct 12

slugger says...

thomasupton wrote:
At the end of the day we aren't winning games, and conceding like a leaky bucket. Adkins doesn't want to change anything. Surely this is a recipe for disaster. Think if we get nothing out of Sunday, sadly I think Adkins will be gone. Hope Lambert and Puncheon play and Guly isn't even considered for a seat on the bench.
point 1 , good observation (we hadn't noticed) and on the subject of team selection ....... i'll trust nigel over you ta .
[quote][p][bold]thomasupton[/bold] wrote: At the end of the day we aren't winning games, and conceding like a leaky bucket. Adkins doesn't want to change anything. Surely this is a recipe for disaster. Think if we get nothing out of Sunday, sadly I think Adkins will be gone. Hope Lambert and Puncheon play and Guly isn't even considered for a seat on the bench.[/p][/quote]point 1 , good observation (we hadn't noticed) and on the subject of team selection ....... i'll trust nigel over you ta . slugger
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10:17pm Tue 23 Oct 12

TEBOURBA says...

Wouldn't it be great if NC put an end to all the speculation by granting NA a 2 year extension on his contract?
Wouldn't it be great if NC put an end to all the speculation by granting NA a 2 year extension on his contract? TEBOURBA
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10:22pm Tue 23 Oct 12

slugger says...

TEBOURBA wrote:
Wouldn't it be great if NC put an end to all the speculation by granting NA a 2 year extension on his contract?
he got that last year .
[quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: Wouldn't it be great if NC put an end to all the speculation by granting NA a 2 year extension on his contract?[/p][/quote]he got that last year . slugger
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10:26pm Tue 23 Oct 12

Tirau Dan says...

I just love Terry Paine... what a Saint - True Legend for life.

I heard Keegans name bandied around the other day.. you know when he last took up with Toon he played 442 and lost his first 8 games straight.. then changed to 433 and started to win a few. Fickle circus is football.

In Nigel I trust... COYR
78% support for Nigel in paper that loves to dig at SFC ..that is fantastic. I
I just love Terry Paine... what a Saint - True Legend for life. I heard Keegans name bandied around the other day.. you know when he last took up with Toon he played 442 and lost his first 8 games straight.. then changed to 433 and started to win a few. Fickle circus is football. In Nigel I trust... COYR 78% support for Nigel in paper that loves to dig at SFC ..that is fantastic. I Tirau Dan
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10:27pm Tue 23 Oct 12

MGRA says...

slugger wrote:
TEBOURBA wrote:
Wouldn't it be great if NC put an end to all the speculation by granting NA a 2 year extension on his contract?
he got that last year .
managers contracts are mostly window dressing..... with the exception of Pardew's ( which would cost Newcastle a fortune to bail out of ) most managers contracts are full of holes... Lets just keep the diving tw@t bale out and keep a clean sheet against spurs...then Nigel can maybe get a better nights sleep.
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: Wouldn't it be great if NC put an end to all the speculation by granting NA a 2 year extension on his contract?[/p][/quote]he got that last year .[/p][/quote]managers contracts are mostly window dressing..... with the exception of Pardew's ( which would cost Newcastle a fortune to bail out of ) most managers contracts are full of holes... Lets just keep the diving tw@t bale out and keep a clean sheet against spurs...then Nigel can maybe get a better nights sleep. MGRA
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10:34pm Tue 23 Oct 12

slugger says...

MGRA wrote:
slugger wrote:
TEBOURBA wrote:
Wouldn't it be great if NC put an end to all the speculation by granting NA a 2 year extension on his contract?
he got that last year .
managers contracts are mostly window dressing..... with the exception of Pardew's ( which would cost Newcastle a fortune to bail out of ) most managers contracts are full of holes... Lets just keep the diving tw@t bale out and keep a clean sheet against spurs...then Nigel can maybe get a better nights sleep.
no different to players contracts ....... the longer the contract , the more he's worth ........... i got no problem with gareth bale , one of the best players in the world !
[quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: Wouldn't it be great if NC put an end to all the speculation by granting NA a 2 year extension on his contract?[/p][/quote]he got that last year .[/p][/quote]managers contracts are mostly window dressing..... with the exception of Pardew's ( which would cost Newcastle a fortune to bail out of ) most managers contracts are full of holes... Lets just keep the diving tw@t bale out and keep a clean sheet against spurs...then Nigel can maybe get a better nights sleep.[/p][/quote]no different to players contracts ....... the longer the contract , the more he's worth ........... i got no problem with gareth bale , one of the best players in the world ! slugger
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10:38pm Tue 23 Oct 12

ghk230473 says...

MGRA wrote:
slugger wrote:
TEBOURBA wrote:
Wouldn't it be great if NC put an end to all the speculation by granting NA a 2 year extension on his contract?
he got that last year .
managers contracts are mostly window dressing..... with the exception of Pardew's ( which would cost Newcastle a fortune to bail out of ) most managers contracts are full of holes... Lets just keep the diving tw@t bale out and keep a clean sheet against spurs...then Nigel can maybe get a better nights sleep.
Can't see us beating spurs tbh, moral and confidence must be at a low. Adkins and back room staff will have their work cut out. I think Monday will be very interesting!
[quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: Wouldn't it be great if NC put an end to all the speculation by granting NA a 2 year extension on his contract?[/p][/quote]he got that last year .[/p][/quote]managers contracts are mostly window dressing..... with the exception of Pardew's ( which would cost Newcastle a fortune to bail out of ) most managers contracts are full of holes... Lets just keep the diving tw@t bale out and keep a clean sheet against spurs...then Nigel can maybe get a better nights sleep.[/p][/quote]Can't see us beating spurs tbh, moral and confidence must be at a low. Adkins and back room staff will have their work cut out. I think Monday will be very interesting! ghk230473
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10:39pm Tue 23 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

slugger wrote:
TEBOURBA wrote:
Wouldn't it be great if NC put an end to all the speculation by granting NA a 2 year extension on his contract?
he got that last year .
Contracted until June 2015 unless there is a change of heart.
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: Wouldn't it be great if NC put an end to all the speculation by granting NA a 2 year extension on his contract?[/p][/quote]he got that last year .[/p][/quote]Contracted until June 2015 unless there is a change of heart. OSPREYSAINT
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10:44pm Tue 23 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

ghk230473 wrote:
MGRA wrote:
slugger wrote:
TEBOURBA wrote:
Wouldn't it be great if NC put an end to all the speculation by granting NA a 2 year extension on his contract?
he got that last year .
managers contracts are mostly window dressing..... with the exception of Pardew's ( which would cost Newcastle a fortune to bail out of ) most managers contracts are full of holes... Lets just keep the diving tw@t bale out and keep a clean sheet against spurs...then Nigel can maybe get a better nights sleep.
Can't see us beating spurs tbh, moral and confidence must be at a low. Adkins and back room staff will have their work cut out. I think Monday will be very interesting!
If you want to see Saints beat Spuds you will have to be there, no such word as cant, but I know a similar word that applies in your case.
[quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: Wouldn't it be great if NC put an end to all the speculation by granting NA a 2 year extension on his contract?[/p][/quote]he got that last year .[/p][/quote]managers contracts are mostly window dressing..... with the exception of Pardew's ( which would cost Newcastle a fortune to bail out of ) most managers contracts are full of holes... Lets just keep the diving tw@t bale out and keep a clean sheet against spurs...then Nigel can maybe get a better nights sleep.[/p][/quote]Can't see us beating spurs tbh, moral and confidence must be at a low. Adkins and back room staff will have their work cut out. I think Monday will be very interesting![/p][/quote]If you want to see Saints beat Spuds you will have to be there, no such word as cant, but I know a similar word that applies in your case. OSPREYSAINT
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10:47pm Tue 23 Oct 12

ghk230473 says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
MGRA wrote:
slugger wrote:
TEBOURBA wrote:
Wouldn't it be great if NC put an end to all the speculation by granting NA a 2 year extension on his contract?
he got that last year .
managers contracts are mostly window dressing..... with the exception of Pardew's ( which would cost Newcastle a fortune to bail out of ) most managers contracts are full of holes... Lets just keep the diving tw@t bale out and keep a clean sheet against spurs...then Nigel can maybe get a better nights sleep.
Can't see us beating spurs tbh, moral and confidence must be at a low. Adkins and back room staff will have their work cut out. I think Monday will be very interesting!
If you want to see Saints beat Spuds you will have to be there, no such word as cant, but I know a similar word that applies in your case.
Ouch! Who took the jam out of your doughnut?
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: Wouldn't it be great if NC put an end to all the speculation by granting NA a 2 year extension on his contract?[/p][/quote]he got that last year .[/p][/quote]managers contracts are mostly window dressing..... with the exception of Pardew's ( which would cost Newcastle a fortune to bail out of ) most managers contracts are full of holes... Lets just keep the diving tw@t bale out and keep a clean sheet against spurs...then Nigel can maybe get a better nights sleep.[/p][/quote]Can't see us beating spurs tbh, moral and confidence must be at a low. Adkins and back room staff will have their work cut out. I think Monday will be very interesting![/p][/quote]If you want to see Saints beat Spuds you will have to be there, no such word as cant, but I know a similar word that applies in your case.[/p][/quote]Ouch! Who took the jam out of your doughnut? ghk230473
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10:48pm Tue 23 Oct 12

slugger says...

ghk230473 wrote:
MGRA wrote:
slugger wrote:
TEBOURBA wrote:
Wouldn't it be great if NC put an end to all the speculation by granting NA a 2 year extension on his contract?
he got that last year .
managers contracts are mostly window dressing..... with the exception of Pardew's ( which would cost Newcastle a fortune to bail out of ) most managers contracts are full of holes... Lets just keep the diving tw@t bale out and keep a clean sheet against spurs...then Nigel can maybe get a better nights sleep.
Can't see us beating spurs tbh, moral and confidence must be at a low. Adkins and back room staff will have their work cut out. I think Monday will be very interesting!
i can ....... but if we don't i'll still support .......... i don't understand why any fan wouldn't .
[quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: Wouldn't it be great if NC put an end to all the speculation by granting NA a 2 year extension on his contract?[/p][/quote]he got that last year .[/p][/quote]managers contracts are mostly window dressing..... with the exception of Pardew's ( which would cost Newcastle a fortune to bail out of ) most managers contracts are full of holes... Lets just keep the diving tw@t bale out and keep a clean sheet against spurs...then Nigel can maybe get a better nights sleep.[/p][/quote]Can't see us beating spurs tbh, moral and confidence must be at a low. Adkins and back room staff will have their work cut out. I think Monday will be very interesting![/p][/quote]i can ....... but if we don't i'll still support .......... i don't understand why any fan wouldn't . slugger
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10:51pm Tue 23 Oct 12

Baddesley Bill says...

ghk230473 wrote:
MGRA wrote:
slugger wrote:
TEBOURBA wrote:
Wouldn't it be great if NC put an end to all the speculation by granting NA a 2 year extension on his contract?
he got that last year .
managers contracts are mostly window dressing..... with the exception of Pardew's ( which would cost Newcastle a fortune to bail out of ) most managers contracts are full of holes... Lets just keep the diving tw@t bale out and keep a clean sheet against spurs...then Nigel can maybe get a better nights sleep.
Can't see us beating spurs tbh, moral and confidence must be at a low. Adkins and back room staff will have their work cut out. I think Monday will be very interesting!
Presumably...Nigel will be applying a little more positivity with his squad than you would.

You revel in our poor start ghk... if you were really a Saint...then you would be a disgrace.
[quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: Wouldn't it be great if NC put an end to all the speculation by granting NA a 2 year extension on his contract?[/p][/quote]he got that last year .[/p][/quote]managers contracts are mostly window dressing..... with the exception of Pardew's ( which would cost Newcastle a fortune to bail out of ) most managers contracts are full of holes... Lets just keep the diving tw@t bale out and keep a clean sheet against spurs...then Nigel can maybe get a better nights sleep.[/p][/quote]Can't see us beating spurs tbh, moral and confidence must be at a low. Adkins and back room staff will have their work cut out. I think Monday will be very interesting![/p][/quote]Presumably...Nigel will be applying a little more positivity with his squad than you would. You revel in our poor start ghk... if you were really a Saint...then you would be a disgrace. Baddesley Bill
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10:59pm Tue 23 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

ghk230473 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
MGRA wrote:
slugger wrote:
TEBOURBA wrote:
Wouldn't it be great if NC put an end to all the speculation by granting NA a 2 year extension on his contract?
he got that last year .
managers contracts are mostly window dressing..... with the exception of Pardew's ( which would cost Newcastle a fortune to bail out of ) most managers contracts are full of holes... Lets just keep the diving tw@t bale out and keep a clean sheet against spurs...then Nigel can maybe get a better nights sleep.
Can't see us beating spurs tbh, moral and confidence must be at a low. Adkins and back room staff will have their work cut out. I think Monday will be very interesting!
If you want to see Saints beat Spuds you will have to be there, no such word as cant, but I know a similar word that applies in your case.
Ouch! Who took the jam out of your doughnut?
I like the centres in ring donuts, less fattening.
[quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: Wouldn't it be great if NC put an end to all the speculation by granting NA a 2 year extension on his contract?[/p][/quote]he got that last year .[/p][/quote]managers contracts are mostly window dressing..... with the exception of Pardew's ( which would cost Newcastle a fortune to bail out of ) most managers contracts are full of holes... Lets just keep the diving tw@t bale out and keep a clean sheet against spurs...then Nigel can maybe get a better nights sleep.[/p][/quote]Can't see us beating spurs tbh, moral and confidence must be at a low. Adkins and back room staff will have their work cut out. I think Monday will be very interesting![/p][/quote]If you want to see Saints beat Spuds you will have to be there, no such word as cant, but I know a similar word that applies in your case.[/p][/quote]Ouch! Who took the jam out of your doughnut?[/p][/quote]I like the centres in ring donuts, less fattening. OSPREYSAINT
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11:01pm Tue 23 Oct 12

MGRA says...

slugger wrote:
MGRA wrote:
slugger wrote:
TEBOURBA wrote:
Wouldn't it be great if NC put an end to all the speculation by granting NA a 2 year extension on his contract?
he got that last year .
managers contracts are mostly window dressing..... with the exception of Pardew's ( which would cost Newcastle a fortune to bail out of ) most managers contracts are full of holes... Lets just keep the diving tw@t bale out and keep a clean sheet against spurs...then Nigel can maybe get a better nights sleep.
no different to players contracts ....... the longer the contract , the more he's worth ........... i got no problem with gareth bale , one of the best players in the world !
yes he is one of the best players in the world when he stays on his feet... but sadly he spends most of the time cheating and diving and embarrassing himself... if he is "best in the world" then the quicker he pi55es of to madrid the better... cheats make bad role models...
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: Wouldn't it be great if NC put an end to all the speculation by granting NA a 2 year extension on his contract?[/p][/quote]he got that last year .[/p][/quote]managers contracts are mostly window dressing..... with the exception of Pardew's ( which would cost Newcastle a fortune to bail out of ) most managers contracts are full of holes... Lets just keep the diving tw@t bale out and keep a clean sheet against spurs...then Nigel can maybe get a better nights sleep.[/p][/quote]no different to players contracts ....... the longer the contract , the more he's worth ........... i got no problem with gareth bale , one of the best players in the world ![/p][/quote]yes he is one of the best players in the world when he stays on his feet... but sadly he spends most of the time cheating and diving and embarrassing himself... if he is "best in the world" then the quicker he pi55es of to madrid the better... cheats make bad role models... MGRA
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11:03pm Tue 23 Oct 12

slugger says...

MGRA wrote:
slugger wrote:
MGRA wrote:
slugger wrote:
TEBOURBA wrote:
Wouldn't it be great if NC put an end to all the speculation by granting NA a 2 year extension on his contract?
he got that last year .
managers contracts are mostly window dressing..... with the exception of Pardew's ( which would cost Newcastle a fortune to bail out of ) most managers contracts are full of holes... Lets just keep the diving tw@t bale out and keep a clean sheet against spurs...then Nigel can maybe get a better nights sleep.
no different to players contracts ....... the longer the contract , the more he's worth ........... i got no problem with gareth bale , one of the best players in the world !
yes he is one of the best players in the world when he stays on his feet... but sadly he spends most of the time cheating and diving and embarrassing himself... if he is "best in the world" then the quicker he pi55es of to madrid the better... cheats make bad role models...
all the best players do it , i don't like it but they all do it !
[quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: Wouldn't it be great if NC put an end to all the speculation by granting NA a 2 year extension on his contract?[/p][/quote]he got that last year .[/p][/quote]managers contracts are mostly window dressing..... with the exception of Pardew's ( which would cost Newcastle a fortune to bail out of ) most managers contracts are full of holes... Lets just keep the diving tw@t bale out and keep a clean sheet against spurs...then Nigel can maybe get a better nights sleep.[/p][/quote]no different to players contracts ....... the longer the contract , the more he's worth ........... i got no problem with gareth bale , one of the best players in the world ![/p][/quote]yes he is one of the best players in the world when he stays on his feet... but sadly he spends most of the time cheating and diving and embarrassing himself... if he is "best in the world" then the quicker he pi55es of to madrid the better... cheats make bad role models...[/p][/quote]all the best players do it , i don't like it but they all do it ! slugger
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11:04pm Tue 23 Oct 12

MGRA says...

slugger wrote:
MGRA wrote:
slugger wrote:
TEBOURBA wrote:
Wouldn't it be great if NC put an end to all the speculation by granting NA a 2 year extension on his contract?
he got that last year .
managers contracts are mostly window dressing..... with the exception of Pardew's ( which would cost Newcastle a fortune to bail out of ) most managers contracts are full of holes... Lets just keep the diving tw@t bale out and keep a clean sheet against spurs...then Nigel can maybe get a better nights sleep.
no different to players contracts ....... the longer the contract , the more he's worth ........... i got no problem with gareth bale , one of the best players in the world !
oh and totally different to players contracts. you will not see any player sacked for "playing badly" during the next week or so....
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: Wouldn't it be great if NC put an end to all the speculation by granting NA a 2 year extension on his contract?[/p][/quote]he got that last year .[/p][/quote]managers contracts are mostly window dressing..... with the exception of Pardew's ( which would cost Newcastle a fortune to bail out of ) most managers contracts are full of holes... Lets just keep the diving tw@t bale out and keep a clean sheet against spurs...then Nigel can maybe get a better nights sleep.[/p][/quote]no different to players contracts ....... the longer the contract , the more he's worth ........... i got no problem with gareth bale , one of the best players in the world ![/p][/quote]oh and totally different to players contracts. you will not see any player sacked for "playing badly" during the next week or so.... MGRA
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11:09pm Tue 23 Oct 12

ghk230473 says...

Baddesley Bill wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
MGRA wrote:
slugger wrote:
TEBOURBA wrote:
Wouldn't it be great if NC put an end to all the speculation by granting NA a 2 year extension on his contract?
he got that last year .
managers contracts are mostly window dressing..... with the exception of Pardew's ( which would cost Newcastle a fortune to bail out of ) most managers contracts are full of holes... Lets just keep the diving tw@t bale out and keep a clean sheet against spurs...then Nigel can maybe get a better nights sleep.
Can't see us beating spurs tbh, moral and confidence must be at a low. Adkins and back room staff will have their work cut out. I think Monday will be very interesting!
Presumably...Nigel will be applying a little more positivity with his squad than you would.

You revel in our poor start ghk... if you were really a Saint...then you would be a disgrace.
On the contrary. I never got too high like some last season, I saw and posted some doubts I had and got crucified. Adkins is a good manager but is very in- experienced and to some this is and has been very obvious.
For the record I would not like to see him gone but IMO he didn't put his foot down and get players in the last 2 transfer windows. He should insist on funds being made available for next window and prepare for the following season either in championship or premier league and build on existing squad.
I'm not getting involved in more slagging matches, dont need to the proof is there.
[quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: Wouldn't it be great if NC put an end to all the speculation by granting NA a 2 year extension on his contract?[/p][/quote]he got that last year .[/p][/quote]managers contracts are mostly window dressing..... with the exception of Pardew's ( which would cost Newcastle a fortune to bail out of ) most managers contracts are full of holes... Lets just keep the diving tw@t bale out and keep a clean sheet against spurs...then Nigel can maybe get a better nights sleep.[/p][/quote]Can't see us beating spurs tbh, moral and confidence must be at a low. Adkins and back room staff will have their work cut out. I think Monday will be very interesting![/p][/quote]Presumably...Nigel will be applying a little more positivity with his squad than you would. You revel in our poor start ghk... if you were really a Saint...then you would be a disgrace.[/p][/quote]On the contrary. I never got too high like some last season, I saw and posted some doubts I had and got crucified. Adkins is a good manager but is very in- experienced and to some this is and has been very obvious. For the record I would not like to see him gone but IMO he didn't put his foot down and get players in the last 2 transfer windows. He should insist on funds being made available for next window and prepare for the following season either in championship or premier league and build on existing squad. I'm not getting involved in more slagging matches, dont need to the proof is there. ghk230473
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11:12pm Tue 23 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

ghk230473 wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
MGRA wrote:
slugger wrote:
TEBOURBA wrote:
Wouldn't it be great if NC put an end to all the speculation by granting NA a 2 year extension on his contract?
he got that last year .
managers contracts are mostly window dressing..... with the exception of Pardew's ( which would cost Newcastle a fortune to bail out of ) most managers contracts are full of holes... Lets just keep the diving tw@t bale out and keep a clean sheet against spurs...then Nigel can maybe get a better nights sleep.
Can't see us beating spurs tbh, moral and confidence must be at a low. Adkins and back room staff will have their work cut out. I think Monday will be very interesting!
Presumably...Nigel will be applying a little more positivity with his squad than you would.

You revel in our poor start ghk... if you were really a Saint...then you would be a disgrace.
On the contrary. I never got too high like some last season, I saw and posted some doubts I had and got crucified. Adkins is a good manager but is very in- experienced and to some this is and has been very obvious.
For the record I would not like to see him gone but IMO he didn't put his foot down and get players in the last 2 transfer windows. He should insist on funds being made available for next window and prepare for the following season either in championship or premier league and build on existing squad.
I'm not getting involved in more slagging matches, dont need to the proof is there.
Promise?
[quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: Wouldn't it be great if NC put an end to all the speculation by granting NA a 2 year extension on his contract?[/p][/quote]he got that last year .[/p][/quote]managers contracts are mostly window dressing..... with the exception of Pardew's ( which would cost Newcastle a fortune to bail out of ) most managers contracts are full of holes... Lets just keep the diving tw@t bale out and keep a clean sheet against spurs...then Nigel can maybe get a better nights sleep.[/p][/quote]Can't see us beating spurs tbh, moral and confidence must be at a low. Adkins and back room staff will have their work cut out. I think Monday will be very interesting![/p][/quote]Presumably...Nigel will be applying a little more positivity with his squad than you would. You revel in our poor start ghk... if you were really a Saint...then you would be a disgrace.[/p][/quote]On the contrary. I never got too high like some last season, I saw and posted some doubts I had and got crucified. Adkins is a good manager but is very in- experienced and to some this is and has been very obvious. For the record I would not like to see him gone but IMO he didn't put his foot down and get players in the last 2 transfer windows. He should insist on funds being made available for next window and prepare for the following season either in championship or premier league and build on existing squad. I'm not getting involved in more slagging matches, dont need to the proof is there.[/p][/quote]Promise? OSPREYSAINT
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11:12pm Tue 23 Oct 12

slugger says...

MGRA wrote:
slugger wrote:
MGRA wrote:
slugger wrote:
TEBOURBA wrote:
Wouldn't it be great if NC put an end to all the speculation by granting NA a 2 year extension on his contract?
he got that last year .
managers contracts are mostly window dressing..... with the exception of Pardew's ( which would cost Newcastle a fortune to bail out of ) most managers contracts are full of holes... Lets just keep the diving tw@t bale out and keep a clean sheet against spurs...then Nigel can maybe get a better nights sleep.
no different to players contracts ....... the longer the contract , the more he's worth ........... i got no problem with gareth bale , one of the best players in the world !
oh and totally different to players contracts. you will not see any player sacked for "playing badly" during the next week or so....
there is no difference to a contract ....... if a players contract was terminated it would have to be paid up just the same as a managers .......... remind me where you get your insider knowledge from .
[quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: Wouldn't it be great if NC put an end to all the speculation by granting NA a 2 year extension on his contract?[/p][/quote]he got that last year .[/p][/quote]managers contracts are mostly window dressing..... with the exception of Pardew's ( which would cost Newcastle a fortune to bail out of ) most managers contracts are full of holes... Lets just keep the diving tw@t bale out and keep a clean sheet against spurs...then Nigel can maybe get a better nights sleep.[/p][/quote]no different to players contracts ....... the longer the contract , the more he's worth ........... i got no problem with gareth bale , one of the best players in the world ![/p][/quote]oh and totally different to players contracts. you will not see any player sacked for "playing badly" during the next week or so....[/p][/quote]there is no difference to a contract ....... if a players contract was terminated it would have to be paid up just the same as a managers .......... remind me where you get your insider knowledge from . slugger
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11:22pm Tue 23 Oct 12

MGRA says...

slugger wrote:
MGRA wrote:
slugger wrote:
MGRA wrote:
slugger wrote:
TEBOURBA wrote:
Wouldn't it be great if NC put an end to all the speculation by granting NA a 2 year extension on his contract?
he got that last year .
managers contracts are mostly window dressing..... with the exception of Pardew's ( which would cost Newcastle a fortune to bail out of ) most managers contracts are full of holes... Lets just keep the diving tw@t bale out and keep a clean sheet against spurs...then Nigel can maybe get a better nights sleep.
no different to players contracts ....... the longer the contract , the more he's worth ........... i got no problem with gareth bale , one of the best players in the world !
oh and totally different to players contracts. you will not see any player sacked for "playing badly" during the next week or so....
there is no difference to a contract ....... if a players contract was terminated it would have to be paid up just the same as a managers .......... remind me where you get your insider knowledge from .
there is absolutely no similarity between the players contracts and the managers. The players contracts can not be terminated without misconduct unless the club wants to be taken to the cleaners. Managers contracts are entirely different and are crafted with entirely different "performance" clauses. Regards my knowledge... yes I will happily talk about that, but not here.
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: Wouldn't it be great if NC put an end to all the speculation by granting NA a 2 year extension on his contract?[/p][/quote]he got that last year .[/p][/quote]managers contracts are mostly window dressing..... with the exception of Pardew's ( which would cost Newcastle a fortune to bail out of ) most managers contracts are full of holes... Lets just keep the diving tw@t bale out and keep a clean sheet against spurs...then Nigel can maybe get a better nights sleep.[/p][/quote]no different to players contracts ....... the longer the contract , the more he's worth ........... i got no problem with gareth bale , one of the best players in the world ![/p][/quote]oh and totally different to players contracts. you will not see any player sacked for "playing badly" during the next week or so....[/p][/quote]there is no difference to a contract ....... if a players contract was terminated it would have to be paid up just the same as a managers .......... remind me where you get your insider knowledge from .[/p][/quote]there is absolutely no similarity between the players contracts and the managers. The players contracts can not be terminated without misconduct unless the club wants to be taken to the cleaners. Managers contracts are entirely different and are crafted with entirely different "performance" clauses. Regards my knowledge... yes I will happily talk about that, but not here. MGRA
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11:33pm Tue 23 Oct 12

ghk230473 says...

Mgra, are you an ex employee?
Mgra, are you an ex employee? ghk230473
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11:40pm Tue 23 Oct 12

MGRA says...

ghk230473 wrote:
Mgra, are you an ex employee?
No I am not. But I know the football business. More than most and consider this more unfortunate than a blessing at times. Its not an honourable industry. And for my sins am also a Saints fan for 40 years.
[quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: Mgra, are you an ex employee?[/p][/quote]No I am not. But I know the football business. More than most and consider this more unfortunate than a blessing at times. Its not an honourable industry. And for my sins am also a Saints fan for 40 years. MGRA
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11:45pm Tue 23 Oct 12

ghk230473 says...

MGRA wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
Mgra, are you an ex employee?
No I am not. But I know the football business. More than most and consider this more unfortunate than a blessing at times. Its not an honourable industry. And for my sins am also a Saints fan for 40 years.
Which clubs?
[quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: Mgra, are you an ex employee?[/p][/quote]No I am not. But I know the football business. More than most and consider this more unfortunate than a blessing at times. Its not an honourable industry. And for my sins am also a Saints fan for 40 years.[/p][/quote]Which clubs? ghk230473
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12:53am Wed 24 Oct 12

thomasupton says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
thomasupton wrote:
At the end of the day we aren't winning games, and conceding like a leaky bucket. Adkins doesn't want to change anything. Surely this is a recipe for disaster. Think if we get nothing out of Sunday, sadly I think Adkins will be gone. Hope Lambert and Puncheon play and Guly isn't even considered for a seat on the bench.
There you go again with them negative waves, you don't have keep telling us these things we already know these things. Keep the faith, believe, try a little prayer or two, do anything but post silly predictions, which we have no control over. Say after me 100 times, "Saints will beat Spurs on Sunday" and try to believe it will happen.
We wont beat Spurs, love to see it but not going to happen.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thomasupton[/bold] wrote: At the end of the day we aren't winning games, and conceding like a leaky bucket. Adkins doesn't want to change anything. Surely this is a recipe for disaster. Think if we get nothing out of Sunday, sadly I think Adkins will be gone. Hope Lambert and Puncheon play and Guly isn't even considered for a seat on the bench.[/p][/quote]There you go again with them negative waves, you don't have keep telling us these things we already know these things. Keep the faith, believe, try a little prayer or two, do anything but post silly predictions, which we have no control over. Say after me 100 times, "Saints will beat Spurs on Sunday" and try to believe it will happen.[/p][/quote]We wont beat Spurs, love to see it but not going to happen. thomasupton
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1:57am Wed 24 Oct 12

st1halo says...

Ontario Saint wrote:
Well said Terry....I can't believe the Echo has written so many articles on the same topic.....even talking about the bookies odds on a new Manager.

I would like to repeat my comments posted re the Echo's style of journalism which would be better served by getting 100% behind Nigel Atkins and the lads .....they all need to believe in themselves otherwise things will get worse.

This is what I wrote earlier

I am very disappointed with the Echo\s constant sensationalism in the style of journalism they are using to create stories.
Rather than making having repetitive stories about Nigel Atkins and indirectly questioning whether he should be replaced is a disgrace,
I am sorry Mr Editor but you need to be supporting Nigel Atkins and getting everybody behind him for all he has contributed to the Club in getting back to back promotions.
Yes we are struggling but the Manager and players all need encouragement to move forward from here.
Lets face it we all know what the "team" is capable of and without doubt they have the ability to improve as long as they the press and the fans believe in them. Headlines such as the Echo has printed do not help anyone. Mr Editor Rally behind the Club and remember in spite of defeats against both of the Manchester Clubs the team played some brilliant football. ..Please focus on getting everyone behind the lads and Nigel and get away from all the negativity in your articles....it is poor journalism,,, Thank you Mr Editor
And the reply went something like this....
Ontario, thank you for your observation. We do accept that some of the headlines we print are negative, however we have never , in our existence, put out a story about Nigel Atkins, repetitive or otherwise. Infact, we don't know who he is. We have noticed a lot of posters on our website mention him and intend to pass the information along to the police as he may be an imposter pretending to be Nigel ADKINS who we have written about. If you know who and where Nigel Atkins is and have any negative stories about him, we will gladly write them.
Lots of love, Mr Editor (Nigel Akins)
[quote][p][bold]Ontario Saint[/bold] wrote: Well said Terry....I can't believe the Echo has written so many articles on the same topic.....even talking about the bookies odds on a new Manager. I would like to repeat my comments posted re the Echo's style of journalism which would be better served by getting 100% behind Nigel Atkins and the lads .....they all need to believe in themselves otherwise things will get worse. This is what I wrote earlier I am very disappointed with the Echo\s constant sensationalism in the style of journalism they are using to create stories. Rather than making having repetitive stories about Nigel Atkins and indirectly questioning whether he should be replaced is a disgrace, I am sorry Mr Editor but you need to be supporting Nigel Atkins and getting everybody behind him for all he has contributed to the Club in getting back to back promotions. Yes we are struggling but the Manager and players all need encouragement to move forward from here. Lets face it we all know what the "team" is capable of and without doubt they have the ability to improve as long as they the press and the fans believe in them. Headlines such as the Echo has printed do not help anyone. Mr Editor Rally behind the Club and remember in spite of defeats against both of the Manchester Clubs the team played some brilliant football. ..Please focus on getting everyone behind the lads and Nigel and get away from all the negativity in your articles....it is poor journalism,,, Thank you Mr Editor[/p][/quote]And the reply went something like this.... Ontario, thank you for your observation. We do accept that some of the headlines we print are negative, however we have never , in our existence, put out a story about Nigel Atkins, repetitive or otherwise. Infact, we don't know who he is. We have noticed a lot of posters on our website mention him and intend to pass the information along to the police as he may be an imposter pretending to be Nigel ADKINS who we have written about. If you know who and where Nigel Atkins is and have any negative stories about him, we will gladly write them. Lots of love, Mr Editor (Nigel Akins) st1halo
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1:58am Wed 24 Oct 12

Yon_St_Harri says...

I am one of the lucky ones that actually saw Terry Paine play - what a wizard he was, and in my opinion as good as George Best on the ball. Faster than Theo as well. Terry should be listended to; he doesn't comment often, but when he does he makes sense. What's more he should be revered in much the same way that Ted Bates is. As for NA, he has earned the right to be where he is, and he has been a revalation since his appointment. I remember Lawrie McMenemy got us relegated in his first full season - look what happened then.
I am one of the lucky ones that actually saw Terry Paine play - what a wizard he was, and in my opinion as good as George Best on the ball. Faster than Theo as well. Terry should be listended to; he doesn't comment often, but when he does he makes sense. What's more he should be revered in much the same way that Ted Bates is. As for NA, he has earned the right to be where he is, and he has been a revalation since his appointment. I remember Lawrie McMenemy got us relegated in his first full season - look what happened then. Yon_St_Harri
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3:34am Wed 24 Oct 12

nuttysaint says...

There will be 3 worse teams in this division than us, i am confident we will not go down and am confident that NA will not be sacked although he needs to stop playing guly, he contributes nothing!

I see Sharpe scored for Forest but i feel he was only loaned out to Forest to continue getting first team football regularly and ready for Plan 'B' if the worst was to happen and we get relegated. We can then recall him and have an excellent goalscorer to get us straight back up again.
There will be 3 worse teams in this division than us, i am confident we will not go down and am confident that NA will not be sacked although he needs to stop playing guly, he contributes nothing! I see Sharpe scored for Forest but i feel he was only loaned out to Forest to continue getting first team football regularly and ready for Plan 'B' if the worst was to happen and we get relegated. We can then recall him and have an excellent goalscorer to get us straight back up again. nuttysaint
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6:13am Wed 24 Oct 12

PTID1898 says...

southwest saint wrote:
saints 4 Spurs 2
kukoo kukoo dreaming again are we
[quote][p][bold]southwest saint[/bold] wrote: saints 4 Spurs 2[/p][/quote]kukoo kukoo dreaming again are we PTID1898
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6:31am Wed 24 Oct 12

Mush On The Beach says...

PTID1898 wrote:
southwest saint wrote:
saints 4 Spurs 2
kukoo kukoo dreaming again are we
The cuckoos are for the most part solitary birds that seldom occur in pairs or groups. They tend to habituate other birds nests as they have no skills in building or maintaining their own. Now bordering on an endangered species.

Sounds familiar ….. Skunt
[quote][p][bold]PTID1898[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southwest saint[/bold] wrote: saints 4 Spurs 2[/p][/quote]kukoo kukoo dreaming again are we[/p][/quote]The cuckoos are for the most part solitary birds that seldom occur in pairs or groups. They tend to habituate other birds nests as they have no skills in building or maintaining their own. Now bordering on an endangered species. Sounds familiar ….. Skunt Mush On The Beach
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7:42am Wed 24 Oct 12

SouthamptonLegend says...

Has everyone forgot what Cortese has stated in the past? He wants saints in Europe... You really think after all his hard work to get to the premier league he'll just sit back and let us slip out of the topflight again?? I don't know what planet you're all from but you certainly don't settle for second best when you've worked so hard to get where we are.

The main factor here is Adkins isn't good enough. If you had a business and your manager was losing you money and customers, would u let him try and sort it out for the rest of the year or longer?? No way Jose!!

We are Cortese's business and he wants to make money. There is no time for sentiments in business. Do you people understand? Adkins will be gone if we keep getting bad results.
Has everyone forgot what Cortese has stated in the past? He wants saints in Europe... You really think after all his hard work to get to the premier league he'll just sit back and let us slip out of the topflight again?? I don't know what planet you're all from but you certainly don't settle for second best when you've worked so hard to get where we are. The main factor here is Adkins isn't good enough. If you had a business and your manager was losing you money and customers, would u let him try and sort it out for the rest of the year or longer?? No way Jose!! We are Cortese's business and he wants to make money. There is no time for sentiments in business. Do you people understand? Adkins will be gone if we keep getting bad results. SouthamptonLegend
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8:30am Wed 24 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

thomasupton wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
thomasupton wrote:
At the end of the day we aren't winning games, and conceding like a leaky bucket. Adkins doesn't want to change anything. Surely this is a recipe for disaster. Think if we get nothing out of Sunday, sadly I think Adkins will be gone. Hope Lambert and Puncheon play and Guly isn't even considered for a seat on the bench.
There you go again with them negative waves, you don't have keep telling us these things we already know these things. Keep the faith, believe, try a little prayer or two, do anything but post silly predictions, which we have no control over. Say after me 100 times, "Saints will beat Spurs on Sunday" and try to believe it will happen.
We wont beat Spurs, love to see it but not going to happen.
The odds were a hundred to one against us
The world thought the heights were too high to climb
But people from Skateland never incensed me
Oh, I wasn’t a bit concerned
For from hist’ry I had learned
How many, many times the worm had turned

They all laughed at Christopher Columbus
When he said the world was round
They all laughed when Edison recorded sound
They all laughed at Wilbur and his brother
When they said that man could fly

They told marconi
Wireless was a phony
It’s the same old cry
They laughed at me for liking Saints, true
Said I was reaching for the moon
But oh Saints, you will come through
Then they’ll have to change their tune.

Apologies to Gershwin
[quote][p][bold]thomasupton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thomasupton[/bold] wrote: At the end of the day we aren't winning games, and conceding like a leaky bucket. Adkins doesn't want to change anything. Surely this is a recipe for disaster. Think if we get nothing out of Sunday, sadly I think Adkins will be gone. Hope Lambert and Puncheon play and Guly isn't even considered for a seat on the bench.[/p][/quote]There you go again with them negative waves, you don't have keep telling us these things we already know these things. Keep the faith, believe, try a little prayer or two, do anything but post silly predictions, which we have no control over. Say after me 100 times, "Saints will beat Spurs on Sunday" and try to believe it will happen.[/p][/quote]We wont beat Spurs, love to see it but not going to happen.[/p][/quote]The odds were a hundred to one against us The world thought the heights were too high to climb But people from Skateland never incensed me Oh, I wasn’t a bit concerned For from hist’ry I had learned How many, many times the worm had turned They all laughed at Christopher Columbus When he said the world was round They all laughed when Edison recorded sound They all laughed at Wilbur and his brother When they said that man could fly They told marconi Wireless was a phony It’s the same old cry They laughed at me for liking Saints, true Said I was reaching for the moon But oh Saints, you will come through Then they’ll have to change their tune. Apologies to Gershwin OSPREYSAINT
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8:31am Wed 24 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

PTID1898 wrote:
southwest saint wrote:
saints 4 Spurs 2
kukoo kukoo dreaming again are we
Hope my Stevenage score line was helpful to you.
[quote][p][bold]PTID1898[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southwest saint[/bold] wrote: saints 4 Spurs 2[/p][/quote]kukoo kukoo dreaming again are we[/p][/quote]Hope my Stevenage score line was helpful to you. OSPREYSAINT
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8:47am Wed 24 Oct 12

seventh-junction says...

PTID1898 wrote:
Please someone start a campaign to keep nigel adkins at st fairies he is doing an outstanding job onwards and downwards i say there is no one better to take you down with a record amount of goals conceded,well done nigel keep going....Play up pompey another 3 points tonight
You lost...0 points last night ha ha
[quote][p][bold]PTID1898[/bold] wrote: Please someone start a campaign to keep nigel adkins at st fairies he is doing an outstanding job onwards and downwards i say there is no one better to take you down with a record amount of goals conceded,well done nigel keep going....Play up pompey another 3 points tonight[/p][/quote]You lost...0 points last night ha ha seventh-junction
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8:57am Wed 24 Oct 12

seventh-junction says...

PTID1898 wrote:
southwest saint wrote:
saints 4 Spurs 2
kukoo kukoo dreaming again are we
Stevenage 2 Skunts 1.......back to reality you can stop dreaming now ha ha ha
When are you going to die like your name suggests? Soon I hope
[quote][p][bold]PTID1898[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southwest saint[/bold] wrote: saints 4 Spurs 2[/p][/quote]kukoo kukoo dreaming again are we[/p][/quote]Stevenage 2 Skunts 1.......back to reality you can stop dreaming now ha ha ha When are you going to die like your name suggests? Soon I hope seventh-junction
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9:13am Wed 24 Oct 12

seventh-junction says...

kent141 wrote:
Relegation by xmas at this rate , get in Mickey Wall before its too late.
We're not really interested about what's going to happen to your shower of sh1te by xmas or who will replace Voldermort.
The mongs on the news site might be.
Try going on that site and voicing your opinions, you'll fit in nicely
[quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: Relegation by xmas at this rate , get in Mickey Wall before its too late.[/p][/quote]We're not really interested about what's going to happen to your shower of sh1te by xmas or who will replace Voldermort. The mongs on the news site might be. Try going on that site and voicing your opinions, you'll fit in nicely seventh-junction
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9:33am Wed 24 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Mush On The Beach wrote:
PTID1898 wrote:
southwest saint wrote:
saints 4 Spurs 2
kukoo kukoo dreaming again are we
The cuckoos are for the most part solitary birds that seldom occur in pairs or groups. They tend to habituate other birds nests as they have no skills in building or maintaining their own. Now bordering on an endangered species.

Sounds familiar ….. Skunt
I prefer the Pandion haliaetus, eats fish for breakfast, dinner and tea.
[quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PTID1898[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southwest saint[/bold] wrote: saints 4 Spurs 2[/p][/quote]kukoo kukoo dreaming again are we[/p][/quote]The cuckoos are for the most part solitary birds that seldom occur in pairs or groups. They tend to habituate other birds nests as they have no skills in building or maintaining their own. Now bordering on an endangered species. Sounds familiar ….. Skunt[/p][/quote]I prefer the Pandion haliaetus, eats fish for breakfast, dinner and tea. OSPREYSAINT
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10:43am Wed 24 Oct 12

cliffwalker says...

Saints + Wigan fan II wrote:
here here
Where where?
[quote][p][bold]Saints + Wigan fan II[/bold] wrote: here here[/p][/quote]Where where? cliffwalker
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10:45am Wed 24 Oct 12

cliffwalker says...

midlandsaint wrote:
Here here Terry
Where where?
[quote][p][bold]midlandsaint[/bold] wrote: Here here Terry[/p][/quote]Where where? cliffwalker
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10:51am Wed 24 Oct 12

cliffwalker says...

thomasupton wrote:
At the end of the day we aren't winning games, and conceding like a leaky bucket. Adkins doesn't want to change anything. Surely this is a recipe for disaster. Think if we get nothing out of Sunday, sadly I think Adkins will be gone. Hope Lambert and Puncheon play and Guly isn't even considered for a seat on the bench.
We aren't winning games in the middle of the afternoon either. Can you just remind me how a leaky bucket concedes?
[quote][p][bold]thomasupton[/bold] wrote: At the end of the day we aren't winning games, and conceding like a leaky bucket. Adkins doesn't want to change anything. Surely this is a recipe for disaster. Think if we get nothing out of Sunday, sadly I think Adkins will be gone. Hope Lambert and Puncheon play and Guly isn't even considered for a seat on the bench.[/p][/quote]We aren't winning games in the middle of the afternoon either. Can you just remind me how a leaky bucket concedes? cliffwalker
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10:58am Wed 24 Oct 12

cliffwalker says...

nuttysaint wrote:
There will be 3 worse teams in this division than us, i am confident we will not go down and am confident that NA will not be sacked although he needs to stop playing guly, he contributes nothing!

I see Sharpe scored for Forest but i feel he was only loaned out to Forest to continue getting first team football regularly and ready for Plan 'B' if the worst was to happen and we get relegated. We can then recall him and have an excellent goalscorer to get us straight back up again.
Such ambition. I hope NA plans a higher rank than that.
[quote][p][bold]nuttysaint[/bold] wrote: There will be 3 worse teams in this division than us, i am confident we will not go down and am confident that NA will not be sacked although he needs to stop playing guly, he contributes nothing! I see Sharpe scored for Forest but i feel he was only loaned out to Forest to continue getting first team football regularly and ready for Plan 'B' if the worst was to happen and we get relegated. We can then recall him and have an excellent goalscorer to get us straight back up again.[/p][/quote]Such ambition. I hope NA plans a higher rank than that. cliffwalker
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11:54am Wed 24 Oct 12

warrens 76 says...

southwest saint wrote:
If ever there was a club that knew about the futility of changing managers it must be us.
Nigel Adkins has done a fantastic job here and I don't just mean by getting us promoted. Not so long ago we were making excuses for players who brought the club into disrepute when they should have been sacked.
There were also other things that happened which for a time made me feel ashamed to be associated with the club.
Nigel Adkins believes in a fantastic team based work ethic and a moral standard that is way above what it was not so long ago. His appointment has been a breath of fresh air to this club.
He is a manager that has a vision for our football club to take it forward in the right way morally and ethically.
We all want to see fast flowing attacking football, we all want to be entertained. This is his vision.
Of course we are desperate to see the team start winning and we have to defend far better that is obvious.

Lets not get rid of him but let us get him some help.
Clearly there are huge defensive problems and somehow this has to be sorted out.

We are all feeling down at the moment, some would say staring relegation in the face.
Even after our poor start we are not bottom of the league, we have scored in every game bar one and even in that game have hit the woodwork twice.
There is also nothing wrong here that a couple of wins couldn't put right.
Let's not panic here but keep our heads so that the powers that be make right decisions.
If we can tighten the defence then with the attacking options we have will get many more wins this season.
Unbelievably good post...I wish the parents of every kid in the South could read, absorb and understand this...then the plastic fans would melt away and we could fill a 50.000 stadium playing dream football with a moral compass..
[quote][p][bold]southwest saint[/bold] wrote: If ever there was a club that knew about the futility of changing managers it must be us. Nigel Adkins has done a fantastic job here and I don't just mean by getting us promoted. Not so long ago we were making excuses for players who brought the club into disrepute when they should have been sacked. There were also other things that happened which for a time made me feel ashamed to be associated with the club. Nigel Adkins believes in a fantastic team based work ethic and a moral standard that is way above what it was not so long ago. His appointment has been a breath of fresh air to this club. He is a manager that has a vision for our football club to take it forward in the right way morally and ethically. We all want to see fast flowing attacking football, we all want to be entertained. This is his vision. Of course we are desperate to see the team start winning and we have to defend far better that is obvious. Lets not get rid of him but let us get him some help. Clearly there are huge defensive problems and somehow this has to be sorted out. We are all feeling down at the moment, some would say staring relegation in the face. Even after our poor start we are not bottom of the league, we have scored in every game bar one and even in that game have hit the woodwork twice. There is also nothing wrong here that a couple of wins couldn't put right. Let's not panic here but keep our heads so that the powers that be make right decisions. If we can tighten the defence then with the attacking options we have will get many more wins this season.[/p][/quote]Unbelievably good post...I wish the parents of every kid in the South could read, absorb and understand this...then the plastic fans would melt away and we could fill a 50.000 stadium playing dream football with a moral compass.. warrens 76
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1:04pm Wed 24 Oct 12

MGRA says...

ghk230473 wrote:
MGRA wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
Mgra, are you an ex employee?
No I am not. But I know the football business. More than most and consider this more unfortunate than a blessing at times. Its not an honourable industry. And for my sins am also a Saints fan for 40 years.
Which clubs?
I have some "knowledge" of Southampton Football Club, and also other experience including some work I have done with/for certain footballers and clubs. The details of which I am not able to discuss here. I often get certain information that can be discussed here but I don't break confidentiality. But to give an hypothetical example, If I was to say that a certain person had no fundamental understanding of certain aspects of how to run a business, then that would have a solid basis.....
[quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: Mgra, are you an ex employee?[/p][/quote]No I am not. But I know the football business. More than most and consider this more unfortunate than a blessing at times. Its not an honourable industry. And for my sins am also a Saints fan for 40 years.[/p][/quote]Which clubs?[/p][/quote]I have some "knowledge" of Southampton Football Club, and also other experience including some work I have done with/for certain footballers and clubs. The details of which I am not able to discuss here. I often get certain information that can be discussed here but I don't break confidentiality. But to give an hypothetical example, If I was to say that a certain person had no fundamental understanding of certain aspects of how to run a business, then that would have a solid basis..... MGRA
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9:08pm Wed 24 Oct 12

warrens 76 says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
thomasupton wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
thomasupton wrote:
At the end of the day we aren't winning games, and conceding like a leaky bucket. Adkins doesn't want to change anything. Surely this is a recipe for disaster. Think if we get nothing out of Sunday, sadly I think Adkins will be gone. Hope Lambert and Puncheon play and Guly isn't even considered for a seat on the bench.
There you go again with them negative waves, you don't have keep telling us these things we already know these things. Keep the faith, believe, try a little prayer or two, do anything but post silly predictions, which we have no control over. Say after me 100 times, "Saints will beat Spurs on Sunday" and try to believe it will happen.
We wont beat Spurs, love to see it but not going to happen.
The odds were a hundred to one against us
The world thought the heights were too high to climb
But people from Skateland never incensed me
Oh, I wasn’t a bit concerned
For from hist’ry I had learned
How many, many times the worm had turned

They all laughed at Christopher Columbus
When he said the world was round
They all laughed when Edison recorded sound
They all laughed at Wilbur and his brother
When they said that man could fly

They told marconi
Wireless was a phony
It’s the same old cry
They laughed at me for liking Saints, true
Said I was reaching for the moon
But oh Saints, you will come through
Then they’ll have to change their tune.

Apologies to Gershwin
"Start spreading the news"..
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thomasupton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thomasupton[/bold] wrote: At the end of the day we aren't winning games, and conceding like a leaky bucket. Adkins doesn't want to change anything. Surely this is a recipe for disaster. Think if we get nothing out of Sunday, sadly I think Adkins will be gone. Hope Lambert and Puncheon play and Guly isn't even considered for a seat on the bench.[/p][/quote]There you go again with them negative waves, you don't have keep telling us these things we already know these things. Keep the faith, believe, try a little prayer or two, do anything but post silly predictions, which we have no control over. Say after me 100 times, "Saints will beat Spurs on Sunday" and try to believe it will happen.[/p][/quote]We wont beat Spurs, love to see it but not going to happen.[/p][/quote]The odds were a hundred to one against us The world thought the heights were too high to climb But people from Skateland never incensed me Oh, I wasn’t a bit concerned For from hist’ry I had learned How many, many times the worm had turned They all laughed at Christopher Columbus When he said the world was round They all laughed when Edison recorded sound They all laughed at Wilbur and his brother When they said that man could fly They told marconi Wireless was a phony It’s the same old cry They laughed at me for liking Saints, true Said I was reaching for the moon But oh Saints, you will come through Then they’ll have to change their tune. Apologies to Gershwin[/p][/quote]"Start spreading the news".. warrens 76
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5:33pm Thu 25 Oct 12

saintray says...

Thankyou Terry Paine,Im glad to see some of us supporters have got the common decency to respect a manager like NA and to appreciate all that he has done for our club.
Thankyou Terry Paine,Im glad to see some of us supporters have got the common decency to respect a manager like NA and to appreciate all that he has done for our club. saintray
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